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But the U.S. Defense Department said it wasn't worried about the reports.
"It is not of concern that they are working on a fifth-generation fighter," Marine Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said, since the Chinese are "still having difficulties with their fourth-generation fighter."
Originally posted by anon72
Remember, you heard it here first----last week.
Originally posted by maintainright
reply to post by tommyjo
well it's certainly making enough noise for a mock up
i wonder what the unit cost would be for these if they made say 200 of them
The first two images I claimed were CGI/Photoshop, are indeed exactly that.
The rest that I claimed were possibly mock ups, could still be mock ups. There is no official word yet from Beijing. Until there is, cool you jets little one.
Or are you saying that the PLAAF insignia I posted is not PLAAF insignia?
And, based on the secrecy and security that surrounds China's advanced military projects, assuming that something is fishy like I did, is pretty normal and understandable. However, upon further reading in actual military forums around the place, it appeared my initial beliefs were wrong which I admitted. What's your problem?
The Global Times did not comment on the authenticity of the pictures, but since the government wields extensive control over state media, the report's appearance and the fact that censors have not removed images from websites suggest a calculated move to leak the information into the public sphere.