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China’s stealth aircraft to make public debut with Pak war planes at air show

China’s J-20 stealth fighter aircraft will make its public debut at a Chinese air show next week, when war planes from the Pakistan Air Force will join its Russian and British counterparts to perform.

world Updated: Oct 28, 2016 20:28 IST
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A B-6K strategic bomber aircraft of the Chinese Air Force is seen before the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.
A B-6K strategic bomber aircraft of the Chinese Air Force is seen before the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s J-20 stealth fighter aircraft will make its public debut at a Chinese air show next week, when war planes from the Pakistan Air Force will join its Russian and British counterparts to perform.

Three JF-17s of the Pakistan Air Force will take part in the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Air-show China, Chinese defence ministry spokesperson Col Wu Qian said.

Shen Jinke, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Army, said China’s J-20 stealth fighter, the new-generation war aircraft, will make its public debut at the show to be held in Zhuhai City of Guangdong province from November 1 to 6.

The J-20 made its maiden flight in 2011.

Shen said the fighter jet will help the air force better fulfil the mission of “safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity”.

Shen said, though it will not fly, the domestic Y-20 heavy transport aircraft will be displayed at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, state- run Xinhua news agency reported.

The Y-20, a versatile plane with a maximum takeoff weight of about 200 tonnes, is designed to carry cargo and personnel over long distances in “complicated meteorological conditions”.

It officially entered military service in July this year.

Other aircraft such as the H-6K bomber, the J-10B fighter jet and the KJ-500, which is China’s early warning and control aircraft, will be showcased at the exhibition.