Sunday, November 23, 2014

A New Menace

China has unveiled its new stealth fighter at a recent air show as it increasingly exerts its influence in  the East China Sea and the South China Sea. 'China's newest stealth fighter jet debuted at air show here Tuesday, as the country put its military technologies on display. The J-31 which bears resemblance to the latest American F-35 stealth fighter, was showcased on the opening day of the biennial China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, or Airshow China.' (Asian Review, 12 November) It is China's aim to have mass production of the J-31 within five years in a direct challenge to the USA. RD

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