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China's stealth jet not yet ready to fly
BY KENJI MINEMURA CORRESPONDENT
A prototype of the Jian-20 stealth fighter in Chengdu, China, on Thursday (The Asahi Shimbun)A prototype of the Jian-20 (The Asahi Shimbun)
CHENGDU, China--A prototype of China's next-generation stealth fighter, the Jian-20, maneuvered along a runway Thursday, but initial plans for a test flight were postponed.
The stealth fighter made its appearance on the runway at the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, a military aircraft manufacturer.
Company officials confirmed to The Asahi Shimbun that the aircraft was the stealth prototype.
While photos of the Jian-20 have appeared on the Internet, Chinese Foreign Ministry officials Thursday refused to confirm or deny if Beijing was developing a next-generation stealth fighter.
According to company sources, high-ranking members of the Communist Party's Central Military Commission and high-ranking Air Force officers observed the test.
The abrupt cancellation of the flight test may have been due to a mechanical problem.
Analysts have said that once the Jian-20 is deployed, it could pose a serious challenge to U.S. air supremacy in the Pacific region.