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The JL-9G was developed by the Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC) as a modified version of the JL-9/JJ-9/FTC-2000 (Fighter Trainer China-2000) to train the People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF)pilots for aircraft carrier borne operations. 

The JL-9G naval fighter jet trainer features strengthened landing gears,tail hook, DSI (Diverterless Supersonic Inlet) and Leading edge slaps and leading edge root extensions.
PLAAF version of JL-9 Fighter Jet Trainer
The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) version of the JL-9 has a maximum takeoff weight of 9,800kg, its maximum speed is 1.6 Mach and ferry range with external fuel tanks is 2,500 kilometers. The JL-9/FTC-2000 fighter jet trainer can also act as a light attack aircraft. It can carry upto 2000 kg of weapons including air to air missiles and for ground attack it can carry unguided rockets and bombs.

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Michael McGaw said... June 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I can't help but love the lines of the Jl-9 Mountain Eagle. I think the FC-1/ JF-17 look great too. I think that they will be of great asset to the Chinese Air Forces ans Navy's. I would love to get a ride in a back seat. I believe that PAC and Chengduo are developing a 2 place version of the FC-1/JF-17. I can't wait.


 
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