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Chinese Stealth Fighter J-20 Black Eagle Makes Its Way For First SuccessFull Test Flight

Chinese Stealth Fighter J-20 Black Eagle Makes Its Way For First  SuccessFull Test FlightA leading expert on the Chinese military says the country’s prototype stealth fighter has made its first-known test flight.

Kanwa Asian Defense magazine editor Andrei Chang said the J-20 flew for
about 15 minutes over an airfield in the southwestern city of Chengdu
where it was spotted carrying out runway tests last week. Photos of the
plane in flight were also posted on unofficial Chinese military
websites.

The test flight comes on the second day of a visit
to China by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Chang and other
analysts say the test’s timing is apparently intended to send the
message that Beijing is responding to calls from the U.S. and others to
be more transparent about its defense modernization and future
intentions.