BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – China introduced its new homegrown J-20 stealth fighter jet this past Summer, showing high resolution photos of this next-generation aircraft during the anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) founding.

The Chinese stealth fighter, however, was reported to have many features that were identical to their Western competitors.

According to the Task and Purpose publication, one of these features is the two electro-optical systems that share a few similarities with their Lockheed Martin competitor.

The Task and Purpose article pointed out that the J-20’s photos revealed that its sensor system was similar to Lockheed Martin’s F-35.

“The new photos of the J-20 provide an up close and personal look at the fuselage of the new interceptor. But the photos also appear to show a sensor system that looks awfully similar to the Lockheed Martin Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) on the front of the F-35 Lighting II,” they reported.

According to the publication, Chinese hackers stole technical documents in 2007 that were related to the development of the F-35.

“The details on the hack, eventually revealed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, are just one example of Chinese attempts to steal foreign aviation technology; as recently as 2017, Chinese hackers went after Australian F-35 defense contractors, nabbing even more info on the cutting-edge fighter,” Task and Purpose said.

Furthermore, the Chinese aircraft also appears to share a few features with the Russian Sukhoi jets, including the same AL-31F engine as the Su-27.

The publication would add that China’s push to develop the J-20 was due to problems with their J-15 carrier-based fighter jet that was supposed to rival the U.S.’ F-22 Raptor.

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Holohoax there were no camps
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Holohoax there were no camps

The junk F35 has Russian tech on it..

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

If you refer to the Yakovlev Yak-41, be aware that Yakovlev itself copied the concept on Convair (General Dynamics) unbuilt Model 200 blue-prints 😉 http://steeljawscribe.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/image/convair_200_1.jpg http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=30181 http://alternathistory.com/files/users/user6327/p_d_m-model-200-28.jpg https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/attachments/convair-model-200-jpg.523489/ Here’s the Yak-41 BTW, Lockheed-Martin injected $400 millions into Yakovlev in order to build two Yak-41M prototypes and avoid the company’s collapse and they also inherited the Convair Model 200 project when they bought General Dynamics, so they legally acquired the intellectual property on this stuff… If F-35 (which I’m not a fan of at all) is junk, Chinese made aircraft are not really reputed for their quality, so how do you… Read more »

นายสุวัฒน์ ต.วรพานิช
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Can they?

Cassy
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Very incorrect. The problem with the US is that it copies or buys technology from everyone and never develops its own technology. So it thinks everyone does like them. The J20 has nothing in common with the F22 or F35. Sensors look the same from outside as microwave ovens look the same from outside since they have the same function. But the technology inside is completely different. Thing is Chinese technology has now surpassed that of the US with China now having the fastest computers on the globe to analyze data and calculate trajectories of enemy targets. There is no… Read more »

Cassy
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Cassy

The J15 which is the Chinese version of the Russian SU27 was not meant to challenge the F22 but the F18 Hornet.

Marg bar jomhuri Eslami
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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

+++ “a sensor system that looks awfully similar to the Lockheed Martin Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) on the front of the F-35 Lighting II” => Not really the best choice : according to US DOT&E, EOTS is plagued with severe myopia +++ “According to the publication, Chinese hackers stole technical documents in 2007 that were related to the development of the F-35.” => They stole a bit more than documents on F-35, but obviously didn’t managed to get everything, fat from it Man Who Sold F-35 Secrets to China Pleads Guilty : https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz9xgn/man-who-sold-f-35-secrets-to-china-pleads-guilty In fact, there were also data from… Read more »