Is -20 better than F-22? American media comment on China's latest stealth fighter performance

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tengxunjunshi· 2017-10-16 09:25:08

information: F -20 News Agency reporter Chen Ji (micro-blog) min

perturbation annihilates -20 is better than F-22? The beauty of the latest media commentaries Chinese stealth performance

core tip: Chinese Press reported that the United States and its allies of air force in the most reasonable way, is not hard to fight, but fight against their ability to fly. This includes targeting American bases, refuelling machines, and communication nodes. Therefore, in this sense, the -20 may become a means of building China's air superiority. It is also in this sense that the -20 is better than F-22.

Reference News Network October 16 Daily reported, according to the U.S. national interest website reported on October 2nd, China is likely to be the United States in the next 50 years, the only close rival. Although it is unlikely to break out, the United States must be prepared for the worst.

in all modern conventional warfare, air power and air superiority will play an important role. For the United States, Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor stealth fighter will remain the best weapon to ensure air superiority before the final product of the US Air Force F-X program is replaced.

reported that China's closest "Raptor" fighter is the -20 fighter. How will this kind of aircraft compete with the best models in the United States?

doesn't know much about China's aircraft yet. In the traditional sense, it doesn't even belong to the category of fighters. It may be designed specifically to attack us power projection capabilities in the Western Pacific, which is part of China's "anti intervention / regional denial" strategy. The performance of the aircraft may be used for optimization, hit U.S. tanker, AWACS, joint surveillance target attack radar system (JSTARS) aircraft support forces, even carrying long-range cruise missiles to attack the United States, scattered in the area of the base and carrier.

reported that some of the indications are that the fighter -20 is first an attack fighter, but it also has a strong air to air capability. Like the F-35 fighter in the United States, the latest -20 prototype seems to have a photoelectric targeting system. The system may be the EOTS-89 photoelectric targeting system. The air superiority fighter doesn't need this kind of sensor.

reports that there are signs that China's aircraft carries an active phased array (AESA) radar. Allegedly, the -20 may be equipped with type 1475 phased array radar, the radar may be being tested by the Chinese Flight Test Establishment. However, these messages are not currently available.

can prove that the most convincing evidence that the -20 fighter is being optimized to have the ability to attack may be that its fuselage is huge, but the wing is relatively small. It may also have a large weapon capsule. Such configurations can operate well on supersonic attack aircraft, but not ideal for air powered fighter planes that must maintain high speed.

reported that, in addition, China has not yet had the engine technology to provide power for such a large air force fighter. In fact, China is not yet able to prove that it has the capability to produce any aircraft engine that can be used to kill -20 fighters. But the attacker does not need a strong thrust weight ratio, therefore, the aircraft now uses 2 Russian made AL-31F engines, for China's use, may be enough.

also needs to point out in particular that short-range Tactical Fighters like F-22 and F-35 are not suitable for missions in the Western Pacific because of the vast territory and scattered bases. China is also subject to the same geographical restrictions. This means that airplanes like F-22 and F-35 need the help of a tanker when they perform missions remotely. China pressed the United States and its allies of air force in the most reasonable way, is not hard to fight, but fight against their ability to fly. This includes targeting American bases, refuelling machines and communication nodes. Therefore, in this sense, the -20 may become a means of building China's air superiority. In this sense, the -20 is better than F-22.

reports, of course, all this is speculation. Only the PLA Air Force knows what combat orders the destroyer -20 applies to, "but it could be a powerful enemy."". (compile / Wang Dongdong)

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