China's new fighter jet J-15 has 3,000 km range

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  1. cinoti

    cinoti Tihar Jail Banned

    Aug 20, 2012
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    BEIJING: Chinese fighter jet J-15, which successfully landed on the country's first aircraft carrier, has a range of about 3,000 km without refuelling and strong sea-air combat capability, said an official.

    Zhang Junshe, deputy director of the country's Naval Military Studies Research Institute, told the People's Daily that the successful takeoff and landing of the J-15 is a clear sign of an increase in the fighting capacity of the aircraft carrier.

    Carrier-based aircraft is an important symbol of the fighting capacity of an aircraft carrier, he said.

    Zhang said the J-15 is China's first generation of independently developed carrier-based aircraft.

    It is a third-generation fighter with strong sea-air combat capability and supersonic speeds. It can carry multiple types of long-range anti-ship and air-to-air missiles.

    The J-15 has a range of about 3,000 km without refueling, and thus has strong long-range combat capability, said the media report.

    After the successful takeoff and landing of the carrier-based aircraft, the navy will now test other components of the carrier battle group.
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Dec 17, 2009
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    Re: China's new fighter jet has 3,000 km range

    A Flanker clone with only 3000km ferry range? It must dump a tonne of fuel to get airbourne.

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