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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:34 PM IST

Chinese J-16 fighter jet might soon be in service

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Beijing: Photos of a newly painted multi-purpose J-16 fighter jet going viral on the internet, suggested that the aircraft might soon be in service, a media report said on Thursday. Designed and manufactured by China’s Shenyang Aircraft Industry Group, the J-16 is a multi-role fighter/bomber variant, based on the J-11BS with longer range and upgraded avionics, People’s Daily reported. As seen in the photos, the J-16 fighter is powered by a WS-10 turbofan engine and was painted in a shade of purple.  The J-16 has a slightly different vertical stabiliser compared to J-11 fighter or J-15 naval fighter jets. The J-16 can use a variety of domestic air-launched weapons, which will greatly expand its use and development potential.

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Published on: Thursday, August 06, 2015, 03:29 PM IST
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