Chinese J-20 stealth fighter makes debut at International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai

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The J-20 stealth fighters of China’s Bayi Aerobatic Team perform at the 11th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong Province, Nov. 1, 2016.

China’s domestic-built J-20 stealth fighter made its public debut during the exhibition on Tuesday.

The J-20 fighter is called Beijing’s answer to the US F-22 stealth fighter and the F-35 that will be soon deployed in the Pacific by the United States and Japan.

J-20 stealth fighters of the Bayi Aerobatic Team of PLA’s (Peoples Liberation Army) Air Force perform on Tuesday in their first public appearance.

The J-20, a long-range, radar-avoiding stealth combat aircraft, first flew in 2011 but had not been shown to the public until Tuesday.

Two of the twin-engine jets made passes over the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Hong Kong.

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