China puts its latest fighter jet on display

July 17th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 17 (Xinhua) China’s most advanced multi-role fighter jet Jian-10 has been placed on public display for the first time more than a year and a half after it entered service. The aircraft was shown at a ceremony organised by the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (CAICI) Wednesday, according to Huanqiu website.

The single-engine, single-seat fighter aircraft has been developed jointly by the CAICI and Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (CADI) and entered service in December 2006.

The fighter jet with a pair of Pili-12 air-to-air missiles has an upgraded loading capacity, the website said.

Images of Jian-10 have featured prominently on many websites, in magazines and newspapers, but few people have been able to see it in real life.

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