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China is preparing J-20 fighters for a fight with F-16: what the “Mighty Dragons” are capable of (video)

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May28,2024

China prepares J-20 fighters for a fight with F-16: what the

The Chinese military believes in ” intelligent air combat”, relying on modern electronics and sensors of the J-20 Mighty Dragon fighter. In combat, the machine is expected to act as a sniper, using its stealth capabilities to bypass air defenses.

The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) has released footage of J-20 Mighty Dragon stealth fighters, calling the footage “Lethal across the Straits”. According to The Eurasian Times reviewers, this is how Chinese pilots demonstrate their preparation for clashes with American F-16 Viper fighters.

One shot shows two J-20s taking off together, and another shot shows a pilot in the cockpit ready for combat. And then you can see how at least four fighters fly together in formation. The authors of the video emphasized that the Chinese J-20 “has come a long way” and has three key characteristics: stealth, super cruise and situational awareness.

Commenting on the propaganda video, experts noted that the Chinese stealth aircraft of the fifth generation The J-20 Mighty Dragons are key elements in the event of a potential invasion of Taiwan. China has a fleet of more than 200 of these fighters and plans to deploy the aircraft to all five air force commands by 2026. In addition, the modification of the J-20 to carry nuclear weapons was also recently announced.

Confronting the F-16

Social media is currently abuzz with reports that the island will receive 66 F-16Vs from the US in the coming months, further bolstering its air power against Chinese forces.

Despite the fact that the Chinese J-20 is not technologically up to the American counterpart F-35 Lightning II, according to experts, they could prove to be deadly for the United States in the event of a potential conflict with China.

“The latest the video could be a warning to the US and more to the Taiwan Air Force, which recently released footage of its F-16 Viper fighter jets intercepting Chinese warplanes in its air defense identification zone,” — reviewers write.

In combat, the J-20 is expected to act as a sniper, using stealth capabilities to bypass fighter screens and destroy vulnerable targets such as early warning aircraft and refueling tankers.

< p>In this way, the Chinese military believes in “intelligent air combat”, relying on modern electronics and sensors of its fighter, which help pilots make optimal combat and tactical decisions.

At the same time, the publication of a video clip with J-20 fighters is part the strategy of the PLA to intimidate Taiwan and warn the US about the possible consequences of intervention in the conflict, observers concluded.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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