Chinese air power thread 18

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A huge moment for the PLAAF. Not only the J-20 but the J-10C has also gone full WS-10 (2nd batch of J-20 and 4th batch of J-10B/C).

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WS-10B powered J-20A taking off,

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Is that an anti-drone system on the pick-up (bottom right)?

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Pic 1: WS-10B powered J-10C

Pic 2: J-10C with 4x unguided bombs

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How far along is the J-16D program?

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How far along is the J-16D program?

It seems they are now entering service. 1st image of an alleged production version was seen in February 2019.

1st prototype had flown in  December 2015. Here are some older photos of the prototypes,

 

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Is any thing known about them in detail? Like what EW and jamming pod, what equipment?

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Is any thing known about them in detail? Like what EW and jamming pod, what equipment?

AFAIK, there is no official information on the systems in the J-16D as well as the naval J-15D. There is some 3rd party speculation but that's about it.