A few days ago, the media received information about the disclosure of the fifth-generation Chinese fighter J-20 at the air borders of Taiwan. Chinese combat aircraft (j-20) – the latest innovation in the aircraft industry, a model that has the “best” stealth technology. But as practice shows, all these technologies do not meet the fifth generation. Taiwan air defense forces were able to easily detect and identify a Chinese combat aircraft.
I want to note that at that moment the American intelligence “Poseidon” was flying near Taiwan, and apparently his actions aroused interest in the Chinese military department, so a fifth generation fighter was sent.
But this is not the first time that Chinese aircraft have flown in and around Taiwan. Earlier, the Chinese Air Force sent the Su-30 and J-10 , also to carry out reconnaissance operations and provide some pressure.
“J-20 stealth technologies do not work well” – the stealth of this model is really lame, problems in the issue of stealth are clearly noticeable, this aircraft is not the fifth generation standard. I dont understand the chinese always showoff with out testing their equipment with out testing .
Earlier Indian airforce said that they can easily detect j-20 with su-30mki , even we dont need air defence radar for J-20 . I think its quite shame for chinese who claimed Their J-20 can surpass other aircraft like Rafale , su-35 , mig-35 and EFT aircraft .
India and China are the two major military powers in Asia and they have procured and developed some of the best weapons platforms available today for their defence forces. China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deployed its latest fighter Chengdu J-20 in February 2018 claiming it has stealth and is the most advanced fighter plane in all of Asia. However, the Indian Air Force topline fighter Sukhoi Su-30 MKI has been able to “see” the Chengdu J-20 flying over Tibet despite the latter using stealth technology.
According to IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, the Su-30MKI radar detected and tracked the Chengdu J-20 jet while the latter was flying over Tibet. The Su-30MKI currently has the N011M passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar but the IAF is already in the process of upgrading the fighters with the more advanced Zhuk active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar which will make it even more difficult for the Chengdu J-20 to hide.
Chengdu J-20: It is a single-seat, multirole stealth fighter for air-to-air, air-to-ground combat roles with supersonic cruise speed and integrated avionics which was test flown for the first time on January 11, 2011. The jet, developed and manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG), is 20.3-20.5 metres long, has a height of 4.45 metres and its wingspan is 12.88-13.50 metres. The maximum take-off weight is 34,000-37,000 kg. The fighter’s range is about 1,200 kilometres which can be increased up to 2,700 kilometres with external fuel tanks.
While the J-20 is currently powered by the Russian AL-31 engines, China is working in a new and more powerful WS-15 (Emei) afterburning turbofan engine for the fighter for sustained supersonic speed. The aircraft can fly at a maximum speed of 2,100 kilometres per hour (about 1.8 mach) and its climbing rate is 304 metres per second.
There are two lateral bays with four hardpoints each for air-to-air missiles while the fuselage has a larger bay under it for carrying missiles and other weapons. It also has an internal cannon. It is equipped with an AESA radar along with a chin-mounted infrared/electro-optic search and track sensor. The Chinese also claim that the J-20 has a passive electro-optical detection system which gives the pilot 360° coverage. The fighter, which has a glass cockpit with a bubble-shaped canopy, can access real-time data from Chinese military satellites, Divine Eagle anti-stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and other airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems.
The J-20 cockpit has two liquid crystal displays (LCD) and a head-up display (HUD). The J-20 can be operated through the traditional hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) system.