Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Is China developing a VTOL fighter?

(Beijing) In 2012, a video emerged of the latest Chinese fighter under development which was purported to be in the mold of the Harrier and the F-35B, that is having the ability to take off and land vertically.

Named the J-18 Red Eagle, very little has surfaced regarding this concept aircraft other than a few film clips. However, yesterday, Jane's Defence reported that the Chinese aircraft manufacturer Aviation Industries of China has started work on a VTOL/STOL aircraft.