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Chinese aviation defence industry unveils officially the existence of stealth fighter aircraft J-31 1111124

 
 
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AirShow China 2012
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition
Zhuhai
, China
13 - 18 November 2012
 
 
AirShow China 2012 Press Release
 
 
Chinese aviation defence industry unveils officially the existence of stealth fighter aircraft J-31.
 
By installing a large scale model at its booth, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China will officially acknowledge the existence of China's second stealth fighter, dubbed by outsiders as the "J-31," which made its maiden flight on October 31.
     
By installing a large scale model at its booth, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China will officially acknowledge the existence of China's second stealth fighter, dubbed by outsiders as the "J-31," which made its maiden flight on October 31.
A large scale model of the China's second stealth fighter aircraft J-31 at AirShow China 2012
     
"Currently the only fifth generation fighter available for sale is the F-35 by the US. The 'J-31' will offer an alternative for non-traditional allies of the US," Bai Wei, former deputy chief editor of the Aviation World Monthly, told the Global Times, noting that the fighter will bring subtle changes to international relations.

China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation and China North Industries Group Corporation will show off a complete series of air defense weapons, ranging from a radar-controlled, high-speed Gatling gun that can destroy in-coming munitions and missiles, to long-range missiles that are capable of intercepting hostile aircraft from over 100 kilometers away.

Airshow China has in some ways become a military showcase for Chinese aviation and aerospace companies, said Bai, adding that one reason is that there is no point for Western weapons manufactures to show up due to the arms embargo, and China is also becoming less dependent on Russian weapons.