China says stealth fighter conducts first training over sea

China tells its homebuilt J-2 0 stealth fighter has conducted ocean training for the first time.

Air force spokesman Senior Col. Shen Jinke posted to the service’s microblog on Wednesday that the recent mission took the plane or planes out to ocean for developing under “actual war conditions, ” in a further upgrade of the force’s combat capabilities.

China said in February that the plane had obtained initial operational capability and was being introduced into combat units.

First flown in 2011, the J-2 0 is China’s provide answers to fifth-generation jets such as the U.S. F-2 2 and F-3 5.

With its stealth abilities, speed and maneuverability, it potentially represents a major updated to China’s air force abilities, although questions have been raised about some of its technologies, especially its engines.

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