By the way, besides all these speculations about a dedicated export, a twin-seater and/or a PLAAF version, are there any news about the J-35? Was a third prototype spotted already and even more any conclusions about the two "whatever they are" at Huangdicun? Are the mock-ups only (IMO most likely) or true prototypes?
PS ... allegedly a new image
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Based on what I'm reading on Weibo, looks like the progress is going well. I've upped my in service time frame to 2025.