|J-10CE (FC-20) Vanguard|
China Offers Vanguard J-10CE (FC-20) Export Version Jet Fighter
Beijing - One of China's main fighter jet manufacturing plants, Chengdu Aerospace Corp. (CAC), offers an export version of the J-10 fighter jet named J-10CE (FC-20) at the Dubai Air Show on November 17-21.
Although only appearing in a scale model, the presence of the J-10CE dubbed Vanguard is enough attention. Because so far the J-10 fighter jet is only used for Chinese military purposes.
As for the export market, CAC offers more JF-17 fighter jets, also known as FC-1 Xiaolong (Thunder).
As reported by Jane’s, J-10CE was built based on the J-10 C series or the last single-seat variant. In appearance that looks striking is the intake that looks new (similar to the J-10B version).
J-10C has also used a new machine made locally Wo Shan WS-10A to replace the old engine Salyut AL-31F derivative made in Russia. Besides being more powerful, the WS-10 nozzle is equipped with a TVC (thrust vectoring control) which makes it more agile in maneuvering.
Other excellent features embedded in the J-10C are avionics devices and new electronic warfare (EW) modules including the use of AESA (active electronically scaning array) radar.
With all its advantages the J-10C can be compared with Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets from Europe or F-16V made in the United States that are included in the class of 4.5 generation fighter jets. Reportedly, three countries have looked at J-10CE namely Pakistan, Iran and Argentina.