Is the J-10 any good?

Is the J-10 any good?

Overall, the J-10 is a competent design that offers good capability at modest prices. More importantly, it is an indigenous aircraft where China more or less developed most of the intellectual property itself.

How many J-10 does China have?

Chengdu J-10

J-10 Vigorous Dragon F-10 Vanguard
Status In service
Primary user People’s Liberation Army Air Force
Produced 2002 – present
Number built 468 as of 2020

Will Pakistan buy j10 from China?

Pakistan will reportedly receive 36 Chengdu J-10C multirole fighters from China by the end of this year. On Monday, House for Strategic & International Affairs (HSIA) posted on Twitter, “Pakistan is set to receive 36 J-10C semi-stealth, 4.5 gen advanced fighter Jets from China by the end of 2021.”

Is Indian Air Force better than China?

In case of a high-altitude war, India is better placed than China as many of the IAF aircraft are capable of flying at high altitudes in all-weather conditions with support from nearby airbases. PLAAF aircraft may have to fly with limited supplies and fuel due to rough weather conditions in their airbases near Tibet.

Does Pakistan have j20?

Now, after India added Rafale jets to its fleet, Pakistan has formally inducted 14 dual-seat combat fighter aircraft JF-17 Thunder Block II, which is jointly developed by Islamabad and Beijing.

What was the original purpose of the J-10?

Initial development of the J-10 began in October 1988. Originally the aircraft was to be an air superiority fighter. The 1980s saw a number of similar aircraft designs featuring a main delta-wing and canards. The delta-wing, a triangular wing platform, offers two important aerodynamic qualities to a combat aircraft.

When did the Chinese start fielding the J-10?

Only in December 2006 did China officially acknowledged the fielding of the J-10, when the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) released videos and photos of the aircraft via China Central Television (CCTV) and Xinhua News Agency. By then, it was apparent that the J-10 has the potential of becoming one of the most significant fighters in the next few decades.

Which is the latest version of the J-10?

J-10B, an upgraded version of J-10, made its public debut in 2016. It features aerial refuelling capability, thrust vector control technology and has longer nose radome for accommodating an AESA radar system. J-10C, the latest variant of J-10, was inducted into the PLA service in April 2018.

What kind of fighter aircraft is the J-10?

The J-10 (Jian 10 or Fighter 10) is China’s indigenously built multirole fighter aircraft developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry.