Re: New Generation Fighter
Unlike the F-22, the next generation Chinese aircraft will not be absurdly expensive. Of course it won't likely be as good as the F-22 either, but it will be a giant leap forward compared to Chnia's current aircraft, and it will be far more cost effective than F-22 and even F-35.I seriously doubt if the next generation fighter project (or even Carrier Production) is a top priority for PLA strategists for two main reasons.
1) As mentioned by Crobato earlier, the downturn and budget constraints on all nations with cutting edge military's are going to be so severe for the forseeable future, that nobody is going to be spending huge sums on these aircraft.
Why?2) The PLAAF's main concern can only be replacing all the obsolete J7 and J8 variants remaining on its inventory with something more capable, but cheap and mass producible very quickly