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China has conducted its first test flights with the Chengdu J-20 Black Eager stealth fighter; reports Wendell Minnick in Defense News.

According to Chinese-language news reports, a twin-engine J-20 prototype flew for 18 minutes on Jan. 11 from the “Plant 132 aerodrome” in Chengdu in southwest China. “Plant 132” is the designation for the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group. A Chengdu J-10S Vigorous Dragon twin-seat fighter served as the chase plane.

Photographs of the flight test can be found on the china-defense.com and bbs.huanqiu.com websites.

More at Defense News.


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