Judging by a video released by the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of China, For the first time, a Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been captured on video launching an air-to-air missile.. In turn, the video in question contains footage taken during the force’s training and highlights some of its achievements in the development of its fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.
But, in particular, the video shows Image of a J-20 fighter jet firing an air-to-air missile from its side bay, an unrecorded fact till date. The J-20 is currently the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s most advanced fifth-generation fighter, meaning the video of the missile launch seeks to demonstrate the People’s Liberation Army’s development by the Chinese government.
Based on publications from open sources of information (OSINT), The missile launched is a PL-10 short range air to air, designed to attack enemy aircraft within visual range. The J-20 has four weapons bays, two smaller bays on the engine intake sides that can accommodate short-range air-to-air missiles; Namely the PL-10, which engages targets outside the pilot’s visual angle. A total of four long-range radar-guided air-to-air missiles (PL-15) photographed two large areas under the fuselage.
The PL-10 missile is equipped with an advanced multi-element imaging infrared (IIR) sensor that identifies the target based on its shape, has a long target detection range and high resistance to flare.
At the same time, the video also a Procedure for the Chinese Air Force to intercept and eject a foreign aircraft. In the same way, a foreign military aircraft approached the national airspace while broadcasting static messages through radio communications and defying the J-16’s warning maneuvers. When it reached the line, the Chinese aircraft adopted infrared warning mode, which consisted of firing infrared flares within visual range.
In this sense, an interview of Global Times describes “The first step is to issue verbal warnings through radio communications about approaching foreign military aircraft, in which Chinese pilots identify themselves as PLA Air Force and request foreign military aircraft to leave the area. At the same time, Chinese pilots give a warning within visual range, including rolling their wings and displaying their weapons down. They did maneuvers. .
On the other hand, the participation of Xian Y-20 cargo aircraft as an airborne troop aircraft indicates its capabilities and achievements.
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