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.