China’s J-20 stealth fighter will make its public debut at a Chinese air show next week where war planes from Pakistan Air Force along with Russian and British counterparts will perform. Three JF-17s of the Pakistan Air Force will take part in the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Air-show China, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman, Col Wu Qian said. Shen Jinke, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Army said China’s J-20 stealth fighter, the new-generation warcraft, will make its public debut at the show to be held in Zhuhai City of Guangdong province from November 1 to 6. The J-20 made its maiden flight in 2011. Shen said the fighter jet will help the air force better fulfill the mission of “safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity.”
Shen said, though it will not fly, the domestic-built Y-20 heavy transport aircraft will also be displayed at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The Y-20, a versatile plane with a maximum takeoff weight of about 200 tonnes, is designed for carrying cargo and personnel over long distances in “complicated meteorological conditions.”
It officially entered military service in July this year. Other aircraft such as the H-6K bomber, the J-10B fighter
jet and the KJ-500 that is China’s early warning and control aircraft will be showcased at the exhibition.