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Shenyang FC-31 Stealth fighter might join PLA afterall.

Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:14 am

It seems against the background of the J-20 that apparently has now entered production and service, the J-31 carefully moved on too.

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After a serious redesign 4 yrs ago and domestic engines being developped (WS-13) a serious order by the Chinese goverment is possible.

The Chinese Air Force PALF ordering a few hundred might cut it of from any export strategies. It should be no surprize IMO.

The project was "privately" financed by a state owned company & the "export" label may very well be a decoy..

Development of the AVIC FC-31 fighter is going well, and the aircraft is destined to enter service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), according to its chief designer.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avic-official-sounds-upbeat-note-about-fc-31-repor-459530/



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Re: Shenyang FC-31 Stealth fighter might join PLA afterall.

Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:38 am

keesje wrote:

Development of the AVIC FC-31 fighter is going well, and the aircraft is destined to enter service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA), according to its chief designer.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/avic-official-sounds-upbeat-note-about-fc-31-repor-459530/



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Already posted in the FC-31/J-31 thread Keesje...

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