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China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter: New Details

November 21, 2018

Episode Notes:

On Nov 11th, China showcased its J-20 stealth fighter's missile carrying capacity as a part of its Zhuhai Air Show. Mauro Gilli, Senior Researcher in Military Technology and International Security at the Federal Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, gives us the scoop. (~12 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Intro
[ 0:47 ] The specs that matter
[ 3:00 ] Strategic challenges to U.S. Air Fleet
[ 4:30 ] Continuing disadvantages of the J-20
[ 8:50 ] Platform vs. a 'family of systems'