J-20 5th Gen Fighter Thread V

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    I would think that the definition of 6th gen is DEW; i.e, there are lasers on the aircraft, or the AESA is so powerful that it can hardkill incoming missiles with EM radiation. The trend, anyways, is towards invulnerable, not invisible.
     
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    Keep in mind, 7th gen may be intelligent drones - lower cost but lethal. We have to address the ridiculous cost of weapons before the 7 gen mortgaged the future of the next generation.
     
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    The US will no doubt lead on the 5.5 to 6 Gen leap, USAF's latest statements indicate they will use existing equipment, and technology to make the leap, the Ford and the F-35 have illustrated far to well what happens when you "overreach" your equipment and abilities.

    You end up spending so much more if you are developing each new technology to its limit? instead we need to integrate existing "airframe technology with the cutting edge avionics, while at the same time simplifying the whole process!
     
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    Higher angle next please.

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    ..brief history of J-20 development....
    just 6 years...from start to production units....not bad!!!

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    Today is the 6th Anniversary of the first flight. Impressive 6 years from first flight to 1st squadron formation
    Very fast considering it take F22 more than a decade. congratulation in order
     
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    Happy 6th anniversary ...

    J-20A 78271 - 176. Brigade - 20170111 happy anniversary.jpg
     
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    that was a glorious day in Chinese aviation!
     
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    Have you yet see apertures for a sytem similar to AN/AAQ-37 electro-optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS) ?

    Some say can have... Smileys perplexe.PNG
     
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