J-20 Superior to F-35 Causes US to Resume F-22 ProductionPosted: May 30, 2016
J-20 is designed as a heavy stealth fighter jet to grab air dominance from F-22; therefore, it must be better than F-35, the light stealth fighter jet that the US is developing and producing. As a heavy fighter jet, like F-22 it is able to carry heavier engines, better radar, more fuel and heavier weapons; therefore, according to mil.news.sina.com.cn’s report, it is superior to F-35 in the following three aspects:
1. It can detect F-35 much earlier that the F-35 is able to detect it.
Being better stealthy and having more powerful radar, a J-20 can detect an F-35 at a distance double of that at which an F-35 can detect a J-20.
2. Armed with longer-range air-to-air missile, it can shoot down an F-35 before the F-35 is able to detect it.
3. It flies faster than F-35 so that F-35 will not be able to escape when it is aware that it has been detected by a J-20.
We have no official confirmation of the above information about J-20, but since the US wants to resume production of F-22, US military must be aware that F-35 is no match to J-20 (see my post yesterday titled “US Leaders’ Lack of Vision Enables China to Catch up with US”).
Source: mil.news.sina.com.cn’s report “Depth Column: Thank US high officials for giving Chinese air force at least 10 years to catch up” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese).