China’s newest combat aircraft prototype, unofficially tagged as the J-20, made its first flight shortly before 1 p.m. Beijing time on Jan. 11, ending three weeks of anticipation as to when taxi tests would begin on the new stealthy design that came as a surprise to U.S. intelligence officials. But one issue surrounding all-stealth designs is how long they can continue to offer invulnerabilityprotection as air defenses adopt even larger and more powerful advanced, electronically scanned ...
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