21 octombrie 2019

Allegations China Stole F-35 Design to Make J-20, FC-31 Based On Superficial Evidence


China has long been accused of stealing US defense technology and its weaponry is derided as “copycats” of US equivalents, but the allegation rarely extends beyond superficial supposition. Chengdu Aerospace Corporation’s J-20 “Weilong” is China’s answer to the United States’ fifth-generation stealth aircraft, the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II. While the planes are comparable in many ways, their superficial similarity is often judged by defense commentators as proof that Chinese engineers [...]