J-20 Dragon into PLAAF ser­vice

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - Aviation Defence & In India -

China’s Chengdu J-20A Dragon fifth-gen­er­a­tion medium and long-range fighter has re­port­edly gone into ser­vice with the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army Air Force (PLAAF) since early 2017. Ac­cord­ing to in­formed sources, six low-rate ini­tial pro­duc­tion air­craft have been iden­ti­fied by their se­rial num­bers but there are at least two more fly­ing with no num­bers ap­plied. The J-20A is op­er­ated by the 176th Air Bri­gade at Dingxin Air Base.

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