At Airshow China: J-20 Fighter, UAVs, Z-10K Attack Helo And MoreBradley Perrett
On Nov. 1, China presented the Avic J-20 fighter at an air show for the first time. Two prototypes were flown at Airshow China in Zhuhai.
But this does not mark the first public appearance of the J-20; Avic and the air force have openly flown it in a test program. Even the first flight in January 2011 was watched by a crowd.
The appearance of the aircraft immediately after the opening ceremony provided strong material for nationalist news reporting.
At the show, Avic and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) also unveiled three significant unmanned aircraft.