The J-20’s radar claims to detect enemy stealth aircraft… How powerful is the mighty Chinese dragon

Amid tensions with Taiwan, China is touting the qualities of its J-20 fighter jet. The Chinese Air Force claimed its planes could track down enemy stealth fighter jets. It is claimed that China copied the American F-35 J-20 fighter jet. However, its technology is far inferior to that of the F-35. The J-20 is the fifth generation stealth fighter integrated into the Chinese Air Force. However, this assertion by China has been continuously questioned by aviation experts around the world. The J-20 fighter jet can fly at a maximum speed of 2126 km/h. It is manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group of China. The first flight of the J-20 was made on January 11, 2011, 11 years ago to the day. However, the induction of the J-20 into the Chinese military took place on March 10, 2017.

J-20 radar claims to detect US F-35

The People’s Liberation Army Daily (PLA Daily), a government publication associated with the Chinese military, claimed that a few months ago one of its J-20s intercepted a foreign stealth fighter jet in the China Sea. eastern. The PLA Daily also spoke with Yang Chunlei, the pilot who was flying the J-20 at the time. In which Chunlei claimed he tracked foreign stealth fighter jets entering the East China Sea air defense detection zone with the radar of a J-20 fighter jet. It is the first time that China has admitted to using the J-20 to identify foreign military aircraft entering its airspace. Chinese media outlet China Daily claimed that this means the J-20 is fully capable of detecting and identifying stealth fighters from other countries.

The United States also confirmed the encounter between the J-20 and the F-35.

In March 2022, the commander of the US Pacific Air Force, Air Force General Kenneth Wilsbach, confirmed that the J-20s and F-35s had met at least once. He said the KJ-500 airborne early warning plane was also flying with China’s J-20. According to the Military Watch magazine report, General Kenneth Wilsbach said it was too early to say what the two fighter jets were up to at the time. He said we only saw air superiority there. Because the Chinese fighter jet received information from AWACS, while our fighter jet monitored it with its own radar. He also said that we cannot treat it as a full-fledged encounter because during this period no fighter jets from any country threatened each other. He clearly said that the two fighter jets had approached very close to each other.

What is the Air Defense Identification Zone

Generally, the air defense identification zone is a declared one-way zone. The requesting country tracks aircraft flying in this area. China’s air defense identification zone covers the entire East China Sea. In such a situation, this area overlaps with the Japanese, South Korean and Taiwanese air defense identification zone in many places. In such a situation, on several occasions, these three countries continue to object that Chinese planes have infiltrated their zone. It was said in the report that Chinese fighter jets are now flying even into areas where they did not go before. In such a situation, China is carrying out both defensive and offensive military preparations. China has long flown J-20 fighter jets in the South China Sea. During Nancy Pelosi’s visit, China had tried in vain to send a strong message by flying this fighter plane.

How powerful is the Chinese J-20 fighter jet


The Chinese J-20 fighter jet is known as the Mighty Dragon. This fighter jet can fly at twice the speed of sound. It is manufactured by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. To provide more power to this aircraft, two engines are engaged. It has a single pilot seat. China claims that this fighter jet can fly in all weathers. China even claims that this fighter jet is equipped with stealth technology, which no radar can pick up. Let us tell you that this is the third operational fighter aircraft in the world. The first two F-22 Raptor and F-35 are deployed in the US Air Force.

The Chinese J-20 can fly up to 2700 km


The J-20 has a basic range of 1,200 km which can be increased to 2,700 km. The length of the J-20 ranges from 20.3m to 20.5m. It has a height of 4.45 m and a wingspan of between 12.88 and 13.50 m. The empty weight of the J-20 is 19391 kg, while it is able to fly with a total weight of 37013 kg, which also includes fuel and weapons. This fighter plane can fly up to an altitude of 66,000 feet. China claims that it can perform any operation within an area of ​​2000 km. Jet fuel up to 11340 kg can be filled in this jet.

A vector nozzle will be installed to mask the engine heat of the J-20


The Chinese Air Force will now install 2D thrust guidance nozzles for the engines of its J-20 stealth fighter jet. Due to the installation of this nozzle, the heat signature of the J-20 aircraft will be reduced as well as the engine thrust will also increase. So far, only the United States uses a 2D vector nozzle in its F-22 Raptor. The use of vector nozzles will further enhance the stealth capability of the J-20. However, many aviation experts have already questioned the stealth power of this Chinese fighter jet. The J-20 fighter still uses circular nozzles. Because of this, the heat from the aircraft’s engine can be easily detected by enemy radars. None of these aircraft currently have the capability to control thrust vectoring.

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