J-20 ‘Mighty Dragon’ fifth-generation single-seat air dominance multi-role fighter jet has been developed by the China’s Chengdu Aircraft Industries Corp (CAC).
The stealth shaping of the J-20 fighter jet is better than that of the Sukhoi OKB-designed T-50 PAK-FA multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) prototypes.
J-20 fighter jet will carry upto 6 air to air missiels in its large belly weapon bay and another two WVRAAM can be carried in its lateral weapon bays.
J-20 will carry up to eight new generation PL-10 Within Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (WVRAAM ) and PL-12 (or PL-21 ramjet-powered)Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) .
J-20 uses F-22 Raptor style forward fuselage and DSI (Divertless Supersonic Intake) to reduce the Radar cross section (RCS) of the aircraft.
The existence of the Chinese J-20 Mighty Dragon 5th generation stealth fighter aircraft was first confirmed by the Lt Gen He Weirong, deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in 2009. According to his statement to the Chinese CCTV, J-20 will become operational between 2017 and 2019.