Shenyang FC-31 / J-31 Fighter Demonstrator

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  1. SinoSoldier
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    Could somebody provide a translation? Obviously related to the FC-31 program, seems to be some sort of gala or show.

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    Related to SAC more like. Note the flanker and the title of the presentation, with the words "Shenyang" included.
     
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    Tidalwave, please provide a source. Do you honestly think J-31 can be offered for export? It's not ready yet, let alone a stealth fighter. Even if it were at the stage of J-20 and purpose built for export, I doubt Syria could afford a single sample. And even if they did purchase an entire squadron, what makes you so certain they can push back all the F-35 and F-22s? Where do you get the confidence to make these outrageous assumptions? :p;)
     
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    Guys ... please stop this: no war in Syria, no Israeli attacks

    Stay on topic.
     
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    If the J31 has indeed won the naval contract, it would explain the lack of J15 numbers.

    The PLAN could easily have decided to wait and go full J31 rather than invest in J15s now.
     
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    in that case that is very good news

    but we have been waiting for Naval V3 for years?
     
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    FC-31 on carriers doesn't preclude more J-15s. Either way J-15s will need to make up the bulk of the near-future CV-17/18/XX airwings.
     
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    Not to denigrate anyone on this forum, but have you been completely oblivious the FC-31/J-XY rumors for the past year or so? There have been almost zero rumors of a navalized J-20 while multiple sources, credible and otherwise, have been claiming that the next-generation PLANAF carrier-based fighter will be a variant of the FC-31 and that the PLAAF has been looking to purchase the 31.
     
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    Well in his defense we did see that picture of the Type 003 (?) carrier model at some Chinese museum with naval J-20s and drones last year.

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    But I agree with you that the FC-31 as a platform makes more sense because you can put more aircraft on deck. The J-20 is just too large of an aircraft.
     
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    Wasn't this model later revealed to be unofficial?
     
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