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While China's Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) operations rely on heavy air defenses, Chinese air force planners may also have to account for enemy surface to air missiles, all the more with Taiwan and Japan embarking on a new buildup of missile shields. In December, one of the responses was revealed: the Shenyang J-16D.
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: Sammamishman
So this may not be Carrier worthy. But still might be a scary adversary once they are mass produced. The weapons compatibility looks pretty good by China's standards. But I wonder how it would hold up against the F35 F22 or the upgraded F18/VF.