PLA Air Force: J-20 stealth fighter jet has not been commissioned

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Yao Jianing
2016-06-01 17:03

BEIJING, June 1 (ChinaMil) -- According to the official Weibo account of the Chinese PLA Air Force, reports since May 30 on J-20 stealth fighter jet’s service in the PLA Southern Theater Command and comprehensive training between J-20 and J-10 fighter jets are not true. And as a matter of fact, J-20 has not joined the PLA Air Force.

The so-called "TV images" cited by those false reports are actually the images of J-20’s flight that were misused when a TV program reported an aviation unit of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command on May 29. Some media reported by citing "sources" saying that "the direction of future operations of J-20 exposed" and it is also false.

Currently, the J-20 stealth fighter and Y-20 transport plane are doing relevant test flights based on schedules. In the near future, J-20 and Y-20 will be put into service and this will effectively enhance the PLA Air Force’s capability to fulfill its missions.

It is a common practice for militaries around the world to develop and update their weapons and equipment. In recent years, China has developed some new weapons relying on its own strength, which aims to meet the reasonable needs of maintaining national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, safeguarding national security development and ensuring the realization of peace and development.

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