China says its J-16 heavy multi-function fighter jet is better than the US F-15E

A J-16 and a J-31 seen together

A J-16 and a J-31 seen together

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media: says in its report that Chinese air force expert Wang Mingzhi told CCTV in an interview that the J-16 will soon be commissioned into the PLA Air Force.

He says that the jet, featured in photos recently posted on the Internet, are equivalent in functions to the US F-15E multi-function fighter jet.

Like the F-15E, the J-16 is a double-seat heavy fighter jet able to carry a heavy load of ammunition for ground attack.

However, as it was made later, the report says it is superior to the F-15E in IT, electronic navigation technology and the weapons it carries.

According to media reports, China developed the Shenyang J-16 fighter based on the Shenyang J-11 airframe, which was copied from the Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKK that was sold to China in 2000.

Contributed by Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements

Source: “Expert: J-16 equivalent to US military’s F-15E but with essential real improvements” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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