The Aviation Industry Corporation of China, better known as AVIC, said on Wednesday it was launching a project to build a next-generation, twin-engines, carrier-borne fighter jet.
As noted by the company, the first prototype of a future carrier-borne stealth fighter will be debuted later this year.
The official media of China Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) also released video footage that showing a model and an artist’s rendering of a planned fighter jet. The new fighter will be twin-tailed, twin-engine, mid-wing design aircraft.
The future carrier-based fighter is intended to provide advanced defense capabilities in close-air support, aerial bombing and air interdiction operations. It can also perform suppression of enemy air defenses.