Improved prototype of FC-31 'Gyrfalcon' 5th generation fighter jet has made its first flight. This 2.0 version has been developed from J-31 / FC-31 fighter prototype which first flew on 31 October 2012. Improved version features improvements to make fighter jet more stealth, new sweptback horizontal stabilizers and it is also outfitted with electro-optical targeting system (EOTS).
The FC-31 fighter jet is 17.3 m long with its max takeoff weight of 28 tonnes. The FC-31 can carry upto beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAM) and Within Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (WVRAAM) internally. Additional weapons can be carried on external wing-mounted hardpoints.