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Twenty-one months after China’s Chengdu aerospace firm unveiled its J-20 jet fighter prototype (external - login to view) — Beijing’s first stealth warplane — the rival Shenyang company has revealed what appears to be a competing, radar-evading plane.
Over the weekend photos of increasing resolution (external - login to view) leaked online depicting a previously unknown, black-painted warplane (external - login to view) with the distinctive qualities of a stealth design. Perhaps it’s only a coincidence that the stealth jet was revealed right before U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was due to arrive in China. But the Beijing government is known to use these online leaks to show off its military advancements.
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