Date: May 07, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
China is testing a new fighter that might be able to outmaneuver Taiwan’s F-16s, US sources said.
Known as the J-11D, the Chinese fighter is a modified version of Russia’s Sukhoi Su-27 “Flanker.”
The aircraft is produced by China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corp (SAC).
Popular Science magazine reported that it was first flown last week from an SAC airfield.
Photographs from that test flight show the plane has a new radar dome and most likely has an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. [FULL STORY]