China will show the new fighter J-20 at the International aviation and space exhibition, which will be presented to the public for the first time.
The people's liberation army air force (PLAAF) and the key players of the Chinese defense industry will arrive in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai on Tuesday until 6 November. The hotly anticipated first public demonstration flight of the J-20 will be held in front of the public.
Fighter J-20 is designed and manufactured aerospace company aviation industry of China's Chengdu Aircraft Industries Group. The machine is ready to fight for supremacy of the skies with such developments as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
At the International aerospace exhibition will show multi-role fighter J-10B, a new attack helicopter Changhe Z-10K and strategic bomber Xian H-6K. Drones will be another key event of the exhibition this year. Military analysts have often pointed out that while China has made great strides in advancing its military forces and means of aviation for many years, he is still limping in the field of aircraft engines. Indeed, while China has developed indigenous engines like WS-10 and WS-13, the air force PLAAF the courts continue to use Russian or Ukrainian system.
For example, J-10 and J-20 is powered by a modified series engines Salyut AL-31ïºï? produced by Russia, although it is believed that the later examples of J-10 are equipped with a system WS-10. The country hopes to correct this deficiency with the newly formed China Aviation Engine Group, which was launched in late may with a registered capital of us $ 7.6 billion.
The company is expected that is developing and manufacturing powerful and reliable jet engines, which have both military and commercial purposes. This is the most significant attempt by Beijing today to organize domestic research and development of aircraft engines, which brings together financial resources and technical know-how of several state enterprises.
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