Sunday, February 27, 2011
The “Steal Jet”-- J-20/Cold War Mentality-VI
In the middle of December 2010, a photograph of what is believed to be a new Chinese stealth fighter – J 20, has been on the internet. On 5 January 2011, the first radar-evading fighter jet appeared a runway test at an air base in
Chengdu, central China, according to the Hong Kong editor (Kanwa Defense Weekly) of a Canadian military journal. Still, the J-20 remains well behind both the Russian T-50 jet and the American F-22 and F-35 stealth jets (International Herald Tribune 6 January 2011). During the meeting between Secretary Robert Gates and the Chinese President Hu Jintao in , the Chinese leader acknowledged the J-20 test flight during the Secretary visit. Some Japanese media reported that Beijing deliberately allowed news to become public. Does this show Robert Gates, the Beijing U.S. defense secretary, who arrived in on 9 January 2011? Beijing
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).