J-10A’s Advanced Equipment Improves China’s JH-7A Fighter/Bomber

China's JH-7A fighter/bomber

Old version of China’s JH-7A fighter/bomber

Russian media says China sends its new version of JH-7A fighter/bomber to take part in the Aviadarts competition in Russia’s International Army Games.

It says that China has installed the radar, targeting navigation guide pod and Russia-made radio reconnaissance pod on the new version of JH-7A. JH-7A’s new avionics system enables it to carry a wider range of weapons. The fighter/bomber is similar to Russian Su-24 frontline static bomber but has 11 weapon cradles, 3 more than Su-24.

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “Russian media: JH-7A’s radar has been replaced by that used in J-10A, better in performance than Su-24” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)