Why China’s J-20 Is No Match for the F-22 of F-35

    Zachary Keck

    Security, Asia

    The engines are the problem 

    China’s first fifth-generation aircraft is having a major issue.

    As Dave Majumdar previously covered, China recently declared that its J-20 fighter jet had attained initial operational capability. “China’s latest J-20 stealth fighter has been commissioned into the air force’s combat service,” China’s Defense Ministry said on February 9. Chinese analysts touted the country’s achievement as breaking the Western stranglehold on stealthy aircraft. “The J-20 will also change the history of the air force in Asia-Pacific region. In the past, only the U.S. and its allies like Japan were capable of arming stealth fighter jets. But now, their monopoly in this region has been broken by China’s J-20,” Song Zongping, a military expert, was quoted as saying in official media.

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