Zhuhai Airshow -China's new J-20 stealth fighter
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow Chinaor Zhuhai Airshow, is the largest airshow in mainland China. It has been held in even years in Zhuhai, Guangdong since 1996.
The J-20, a long-range, radar-avoiding stealth combat aircraft, first flew in 2011 but had not been shown to the public until November 1, 2016.
China often uses the biennial exhibition to show off its newest military hardware. In 2014, it showed off its J-31 fighter at the exhibition, also known as Airshow China. The J-20 is bigger than the J-31 but both are considered big steps in making China's People's Liberation Army Air Force a Pacific power. The J -20 aircraft is China's own new generation stealth fighter, developed to meet the needs of the future battleground. The aircraft will further enhance the overall combat capability of the Air Force, which would help the army's sacred mission of maintaining the national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.
China said The J-20 fighter is called Beijing's answer to the US F-22 stealth fighter and the F-35 that will be soon deployed in the Pacific by the United States and Japan. The US general said the US F-35 integrates with other US weapons and systems to give it the technological advantage. The J-20 employed technology more like the F-117A fighter, which the US Air Force first flew in the 1980s and which is no longer in active use by the US. US Marine Corps F-35s will deploy to a US base in Iwakuni, Japan, across the East China Sea from China's western coast, early next year.
J-20 stealth fighters of the Bayi Aerobatic Team of PLA's (Peoples Liberation Army) Air Force perform in their first public appearance. (http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/01/asia/china-j-20-stealth-fighter-introduction/index.html)
US Marine Corps F-35s will deploy to a US base in Iwakuni, Japan, across the East China Sea from China's western coast, early next year. (http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/01/asia/china-j-20-stealth-fighter-introduction/index.html)