J-16D fighter showcased for the first time at Airshow China 2021


A new variant of Shenyang J-16 fighter jet is showcased during Airshow China 2021, 13th China International Aerospace Exhibition (also known as Zhuhai Airshow) held from September 28 to October 3, 2021.

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J 16D fighter showcased for the first time at Airshow China 2021 01 J-16D "Roaring Wolf", displayed at Airshow China 2021 (Picture source: 老鬘)


The Shenyang J-16 is a Chinese tandem-seat, twinjet, multirole strike fighter developed from the Shenyang J-11 (itself derived from the Sukhoi Su-27) and built by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. It is operated by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

J-16D "Roaring Wolf" is the Electronic Warfare (EW) variant, meaning degrading the effectiveness of enemy radar and radio systems by using radar jamming and deception method.

It is equipped with wingtip EW pods; internal EW system replaces IRST and 30 mm cannon. The J-16D is also equipped with a new avionics system and domestically made engines.


J 16D fighter showcased for the first time at Airshow China 2021 03

J 16D fighter showcased for the first time at Airshow China 2021 04

Close-ups of the pods on the new J-16D EW variant (Picture source: 太湖啥个)


China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) is the only international aerospace trade show approved by the Chinese central government, with support from Chinese aerospace industries. Featuring the display of actual products, trade talks, technological exchange and flying display, the show takes place biennially in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.


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