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China admit India’s upcoming fighter aircraft are better than J-20


India upcoming 4.5th generation fighter aircraft  surpass the J-20 5th gen, fighter aircraft of China told by a Chinese media publisher  

India self-study 4.5th generations fighter aircraft to suppress the J-20, although the performance of half a generation, the only disadvantage left is stealth tech, and how they will catch up a stealth aircraft with the radar , however it should be noted that Chinese J-20 are not so stealth when compare to F-22 and F-35.

The greatest advantage of the five-generation aircraft is that its stealth performance is very strong, the aircraft’s traditional AESA radar in the long distance can not find the trace of the five-generation aircraft. Referring to the data obtained by the United States in the military exercises, the discovery distance of the traditional four-generation aircraft to the fifth-generation aircraft is between 27 and 35 kilometers, but there are several reports where IAF Su-30MKI detect J-20 with their N011M Bars radar,  so it will be not so difficult to a AESA radar to detect J-20. which can be widened if it is the large-diameter phased array radar of the early warning aircraft. However, considering that the early warning aircraft’s band accuracy is so high, in the work for most aircraft launched missiles to provide medium-range guidance, the end still needs the aircraft or bullet-guided head search equipment to work.

cats warrior drone
Tejas aircraft with loyal wingman

Generally possible, in order to effectively counter the threat of five generations of aircraft, the best solution is to first deploy, currently, India using Israeli Phalcon AWACS, with a 400-km range and 360-degree radar coverage, and  indigenous “Netra” AEW&C aircraft have indigenous 240-degree coverage radars, with a 250-km range early warning aircraft. Early warning aircraft can find the trace of five generations of aircraft from a distance, electronic warfare aircraft can “cut off” the field of view of five generations of aircraft, so that its sensors do not work properly. Then, guide the four-generation or five-generation aircraft close at high speed, launch a new type of air-to-air missile(meteor or Astra) to shoot it down. The new air-to-air missiles here need to have good anti-stealth capability, and the detection distance of the projectile radar to the fifth generation needs to be strong enough. At the same time, in the course of the attack, or the need for early warning machines and other auxiliary types of continuous help, which can effectively suppress the power of the five generations of machines.

TEDBF carrier-based fighter aircraft
TEDBF carrier-based fighter aircraft

Less Awareness towards 5th Gen aircraft

As a military power in Asia, India lacks sufficient “awareness” in the face of the five generations of aircraft. In the past, India has worked with Russia to develop the “T-50” project(FGFA), which was the beginning of India’s first understanding of the fifth generation of aircraft, but in the later cooperation, the performance of the T-50 aircraft can not let India satisfied, so India withdrew from the project. In fact, the root cause of India’s withdrawal from the T-50 program is that they hold the stealth effectiveness reference files of the U.S.-made F-22 and F-35 fighter jets in their hands and then use it for the T-50 program. In India’s eyes, the stealth effectiveness of the fifth-generation aircraft is similar to that of the T-50 project, and the stealth capability of the T-50 is at best a four-and-a-half-generation depth improvement, a long way from the fifth-generation machine.

TEDBF carrier-based fighter aircraft
TEDBF carrier-based fighter aircraft

In the end, Russia singled out the T-50 to the Su-57, while India struck sideways to begin the development of its own five-generation machine (AMCA). Due to its initial lack of understanding, coupled with the weakness of industrial capacity, India plans to roll out fifth-generation fighters by 2024

Tejas mk2 medium weight fighter
Tejas mk2 medium weight fighter

However, although the performance reached the level of four and a half generations, and the fifth generation of machines is only half a generation gap, but the disadvantage is easy to make up. First of all, j-20 still facing engine problems also the size and the design of the J-20 make itself easy to detect compared to other stealth aircraft. Another big issue in J-20 is, it don’t have a gun, Yep it is a toothless dragon. Also, the Indian-made fighter are more maneuverable than the Chinese ones.


1 thought on “China admit India’s upcoming fighter aircraft are better than J-20

  1. The only way the Indian 4.5 generation fighter could surpass China’s 5-th generation fighter is if China’s fighter really isn’t 5-th generation. Hmmmmmm. Now what about that Su-57 aircraft..

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