Just not more than the SU-35 order as China still needs to develop its aerospace industry and technology.
China already have the J20, is developing the J31/35 as well as the JHXX LO striker.
Did I miss something ? As much as I'd love to see the JHXX , i thought it was the common assumption among everyone here that JHXX has been buried in favor of H20.
personally, JHXX won't come online without a powerplant to empower it and that powerplant is WS15. Considering that WS10 has become relatively available, H20 doesn't look like a pipe dream anymore and has become an achievable option. WS15 won't become as numerous before 2040 and therfore JHXX won't be inducted ( if at all it hasn't been dropped right now) before 2040.
I'd like to be wrong and I sure hope I am wrong with this. A modified Su57 seemed like a good option hence my "proposal" / wish.
These new pictures make it seem like they have really improved the surfaces and riveting. If the primer weren't as glossy, it would look not too different to the F-35's surfaces. New primer or materials? No more bichromatic primer photos. Anyway that's one sexy looking fighter.