Combat Aircraft Fighting for…Sales!

Braybrook, Roy
August 2010
Armada International;Aug/Sep2010, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p36
The article presents updates on global fighter aircraft development and acquisitions. It states that the U.S. remains the global pace-setter with its Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors, F-16 Falcons, and the stealthy F-35. Russia's Sukhoi Su-27/30 series has been acquired in large numbers by China and India and its 38-tonne Su-35 hopes to bridge the gap to the fifth generation. China's fifth generation fighter projects, dubbed J-XX by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence, are Shenyang J-12 and Chengdu J-13, after the Chengdu JF-17/FC-1 and Chengdu J-10.


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