Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

J-20 Technology

On 25 January 2011, the Chinese official newspaper rejected the claim that the technology of J-20 stealth was taken from a downed American F-117 Nighthawk, shitting down over Serbia in 1999 (Global Times). In May 1999, the U.S. “mistakenly” bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese inside of the building. Meanwhile Serbia shot down the F-117 in March 1999, marking the first time an “invisible” fighters was hit by a Soviet-built SA-3 missile. Subsequently, the US government removed the designer of SA-3 missile from the public (Phoenix TV News).
Today, US F-22 Raptor, the successor to the Nighthawk, is only stealth fighter in active service. As the White House has asked Japan to buy the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, employing stealth technology, Japan probably does not have choice, but buy the F-35 against J-20.  Interestingly, on 24 January 2011, former B-2 stealth bomber engineer Noshir Gowadia was sentenced to 32 years in prison for selling military secrets to China.

Source: Regarding photos and the information of J-20, please see an article by Pratik Sawerdekar on 30 December 2010 (http://www.defenceaviation.com/2010/12/j-xx-chinas-first-stealth-fighter-takes-to-the-skies.html) (access date: 3 March 2011).
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