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America says China’s fifth-generation jet fighter J-31 stolen from its F-35

American experts have accused China of stealing the US design in its first indigenously developed fifth-generation fighter jet, which was displayed at Dubai Airshow on Sunday, raising doubts over the achievement of the country which has stolen a march over India in developing the aircraft. US defence and strategic affairs experts alleged that the design of the FC-31 “Gyrfalcon” or ...

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Is J-31 is Stealthier than F-35?

The Chinese J-31 has a thin straight wing root. “Thin” means a small surface area for reflecting radar waves. “Straight” conforms with facet design to minimize reflection direction. The American F-35 has a thick wing root. Thick means more surface area for radar reflection. Also, the F-35 wing root is roundish. Round is terrible for stealth. It means multiple directions ...

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U.S. Military Denies Snowden Claim That China Stole Top-Secret Warplane Data

U.S. military officials are pushing back against a claim that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden made last week about China stealing top-secret data on a pricey warplane program. Snowden, a former contractor who fled the United States after exposing NSA spy secrets, shared documents with German magazine Der Spiegel that appear to show that China stole sensitive data about ...

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How China Will Track and Shoot Down US’s Newest Stealth Jets

A gang of advanced missiles and a bleeding-edge radar unveiled at a Chinese air show could mean big trouble for the Pentagon’s best fighters. A useful lesson to bear in mind at last month’s Zhuhai air show—China’s only domestic air and defense trade show, held once every other year.It was the Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter, which resembles a twin-engine version ...

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US Needs New Stealth Fighters To Combat China’s J-31

China recently demonstrated its second fifth-generation stealth fighter, the J-31, for the 10th Zhuhai Airshow held in Guangdong from Nov. 11-16. Dave Majumdar, an American defense expert, thus suggests in Washington’s National Interest that the US must put the F-35 into service or develop new fighters to face this challenge. China has come to realize that fourth-generation fighters such as ...

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J-31 Stealth Jet Still Needs Fifth Generation Engine To Compete With Rivals

Without a Fifth Generational Aero-Engine, the J-31, China’s second fifth-generation fighter designed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, is unable to compete against Lockheed Martin’s F-35, according to the Guancha Syndicate based in Shanghai. The J-31 is currently equipped with two RD-93 engines imported from Russia. However, the Russian engine was designed for fourth-generation fighters such as the MiG-29. The thrust of ...

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At Last F-35Cs Make First Carrier Landings on USS Nimitz

The first pair of Lockheed Martin F-35Cs successfully completed arrested landings on the carrier USS Nimitz off the California coast on Nov. 3, marking the start of the at-sea developmental test phase for the Joint Strike Fighter and the shipborne debut of the Navy’s first piloted stealth aircraft.   The first F-35C to land, CF-03 from Navy Air Test and ...

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F-35 is China’s Liaoning’s Aircraft Carriers Worst Nightmare

The US F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is capable of combating China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, reports the website of China’s nationalistic Global Times. In a hypothetical aircraft carrier battle between China and the United States, the main fighter jets would include the United States’ F-35C fifth-generation multirole fighter developed by Lockheed Martin and China’s J-15 carrier-based jet developed by ...

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US Says F-35 Secrets Showing Up in China’s Stealth Fighter

A cyber espionage operation by China seven years ago produced sensitive technology and aircraft secrets that were incorporated into the latest version of China’s new J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to U.S. officials and private defense analysts. The Chinese cyber spying against the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II took place in 2007 under what U.S. intelligence agencies codenamed Operation Byzantine ...

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