Chinese Air Force Declares Supersonic Trainer Operational

Credit: JL-9: Czip
The Chinese air force has declared operational the Avic JL-9 Mountain Eagle, a supersonic trainer matched to the performance of the country’s latest fighters. A unit attached to the air force university undertook the first training flight in the type on Oct. 18, says the military’s newspaper, the...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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