Stealth Carrier-Based Aircraft from China

Stealth Carrier-Based Aircraft from China
Stealth Carrier-Based Aircraft from China

According to China-based the Global Times, the Shenyang Aircraft Co. Ltd., under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), released a statement and revealed its work plans for 2021.


The statement did not specify the aircraft's name; it attached photos of the FC-31, the only known fourth-generation fighter jet manufactured by the company. The aircraft is a prototype.

According to the statement, the company aims to boost its aviation-related technologies. This improvement includes additive manufacturing, control over surface electromagnetic defects, and automated fibre placement.

The Chinese Navy argues deploying advanced fighter jet on its aircraft carriers in the future.

The company announced that it is also exploring next-generation aircraft, including research on thermal adaptation and integration of structure and function.