Demonstration flights of the J-10B and J-20 jets at the latest airshow are a testimony to China’s technological prowess. It no longer needs to copy foreign products and can make weapons unmatched in some areas, experts say.
Chinese military and defense producers showed off weapon systems at the biennial Zhuhai Airshow held in the southern province. Demonstration flights were among the most interesting parts of the event, partly because they really show what modern Chinese aircraft can do. After all, a specifications sheet may be influenced by wishful thinking and false advertising, but in the air you can either perform a Pugachev Cobra or you can’t.