Fear the Bear or Dragon?

As Russia and China prepare to field new fighters, how are the two nations progressing? Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) airpower analyst Justin Bronk speaks to Combat Aircraft Journal.

Sukhoi Su-35 [UAC]
A United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sukhoi Su-35 in flight over Russia in 2018. UAC

The Russian Military is to receive the first examples of its latest fighter, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sukhoi Su-57 by the end of 2020, according to a November 2 report by the Russian news agency TASS. In October, China’s state-owned military media reported that the country’s second aircraft carrier, Shandong, completed sea trials that saw combat exercises for the carrier-borne Shenyang Aircraft Corporation J-15 fighter.


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