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A Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name Flanker-C) of the Indian Air Force reportedly managed to detect the latest Chinese Chengdu J-20 jet fighter, which is supposed to be a top-of-the-line stealth aircraft operated by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), reports Indian Defence Research Wing.

According to the outlet, when the new Chinese jets where conducting flight training over Tibet, Indian pilots on Russian-made Su-30MKIs managed to detect and track them from Indian airspace.

“The Sukhoi’s radar can see them. The new Chinese jets are not so invisible after all. No special technology is required to detect the J-20, as it can be detected by ordinary radar stations,” Indian Air Force commander Arup Shaha said.

The Chinese Chengdu J-20 has been in development since 2002 and was made using stealth technology.

It was entered into service in March 2017, with nine prototypes and two pre-serial units built so far. The J-20 has recently successfully completed its first maritime training exercises.

Source: Sputnik

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Richmond Estes
Richmond Estes
2018-05-21 18:12
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Sounds about right, the fanboys of this plane keep hyping the classified tech and the engines that are still in development, while those of us with eyes can see this is not a competitor to 4th generation US fighters.

Concocted
Concocted
2018-05-21 04:44

And the source of your “news” is “Indian Defence Research Wing”? Can you be less vague about the source?

Nat Ryder
Nat Ryder
2018-05-21 10:15

This is what the Indian said.

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
2018-05-21 17:44

Maybe they didn’t switch the stealth on hey !.

Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson
2018-05-21 22:06

You don’t switch on stealth, it is not a cloaking device. ????????????????????

Addwin
Addwin
2018-05-22 06:45

How could your radar recognize what model the plane it detected since PLA has yet disclosed the details spects of J20? India is so jealous over China on it brilliant achievement in various fields…

Smith Clancy
Smith Clancy
2018-05-21 18:35

This is silly, I wold like nothing more than that jet to fail because in part it was done with stolen plans from the f35 but please, the Chinese would not operate that jet in full stealth, I’m other words they would do exactly what we do to Russian “recon” bear bombers that fly of the Alaska coast, we send F22s with fuel tanks or added stealth negating inlets to not fully disclose our radar signature…..

lev
lev
2018-05-21 18:54

Unbelievable India doesn’t even know Luneburg lens hahaha

Chinese made
Chinese made
2018-05-21 20:16

This is an approve how shitty the chinese plane is .. it can be detected by USSR era plane ..

Petras
Petras
2018-05-22 18:20

Source: Sputnik says it all.

Just forget this article.