posted on Jan, 16 2016 @ 11:44 AM
The Chinese J-20 program seems to be gaining speed. Just a few months after the previous J-20 that was declared to be part of the LRIP for the
Chinese stealth fighter, a second production example
been rolled out. At a quick glance, it appears to have no changes from the previous 'production' J-20.
While I suspect IOC to be further away than what the Chinese have been saying, I bet the J-20"A", will be working up to that with a wing sometime
around 2018, with an IOC around 2020, maybe 2022, at a guess. The still need a better engine, but I'm almost willing to bet the Chinese will wait
either for the B model or put the A into production and retrofit the new engine.
The strategic holiday is over, folks. But then most of you here are in the choir, so I'll stop preaching.