UK Daily Mail
Jan 5, 2011
Aviation experts believe China may have started testing a new stealth aircraft – putting it well ahead of Western predictions that a revamped air force would not be ready for take-off for another decade.
Photographs of the J-20 taking high-speed taxi tests at an airfield have appeared on several websites, fuelling speculation that Beijing is not particularly concerned about keeping its latest weapon under wraps – at least unofficially..
The plane photos surfaced just one week after a U.S. naval commander warned that China is stepping up testing on a space missile that could sink American aircraft carriers in the Pacific.
Fears that China will challenge America’s naval supremacy in the region have also been fuelled by the country’s plans to launch its first carrier.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 5:12 am