Jane’s, the definitive authority on world aviation, has reported the existence of J-10B which is the newest version of the j-10 and is scheduled to come on line this year.
The Jian-10 (J-10) is a multirole, all-weather fighter aircraft designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.
The aircraft was designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (611 Institute) and built by the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of AVIC. The aircraft has been operational with the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) since 2003.
The J-10 is available in the single-seat fighter variant J-10 and two-seater fighter-trainer variant J-10S.
A further improved single-seat fighter variant designated J-10B has now made ita maiden flight. Chinese aviation fans used their digital cameras and were able to offer pictures, albeit something less that perfect, to western media. The new variant is top left, the standard to the right.
Some American analysts say that J-10’s price is US$29,000,000.
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