Report: China stealth fighter makes second test flight
China's J-20 stealth fighter appears on a runway in Chengdu in January.
April 19th, 2011
07:29 AM ET

Report: China stealth fighter makes second test flight

China has had a second test flight of its J-20 stealth fighter jet, according to a report from the government-owned newspaper Global Times.

Under the headline "Mystery jet 'flies' again," the paper cited witness accounts that the jet flew Sunday in Chengdu as part of celebrations of the 60th anniversary of China's aviation industry.

The flight lasted almost an hour and a half, an unnamed witness told Global Times.

"The J-20 made several passes and waggled its wings (rolling the plane first to one side then to the other) to salute the crowd near the airfield," Global Times quotes the witness as saying.

The J-20 "has been touted as a potential challenger to the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor, the world's only fifth-generation fighter jet," Global Times said.

The J-20 made its first flight in January as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was visiting China.

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  1. Shaun

    Does nobody notice that its a YF-23, the prototype of the F-22? Look.

    US probably sold the plans to china.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Stu

      Oh come on! They don't buy that stuff... they steal it. How many Americans are employed in China working on secure Chinese governement and military computers?

      In the search for the New World Order, we lost our way with domsetic security. Some jobs and contracts should only go to US citizens and companies.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Air Force Vet

      Let's forget about the China's Jet and worry about Russia;s T-50

      April 19, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Quintus

    Maybe we'll get to see some great "Top Gun" clips again!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Knifeman

    All this because we left a crashed stealth fighter on the ground in Bosnia, coupled with the fact that we show ours off from every angle every chance we get.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. skidder

    As you complain about China, try flipping your keyboard over. My good ole American HP keyboard was made in China. Who would of thought my right to "freedom of speech" would only be possible thanks to China.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brad

    Coming soon to a Walmart near you with rollback prices.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Stu

      At an introductory price of $199.99.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Stu

      Some assembly required.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Buy the J20 Chinese made plane and you will, for free, recieve one free made in China aircraft carrier for free. No warranties and consumer takes responsibilities for all defects.

      April 20, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. josh pendlegras

    toolman your a tool.. I love people like you, bottom line your a cheap skate and a defeatist piece of sh... pack your things up and move to China I am sure they love you to put you work for 10 cents an aware fitting for someone like you..

    April 19, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • You're an idiot

      You're an idiot.

      April 19, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Stu

    Every part is stamped "Made in China". We have nothing to worry about.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Reality

    Why not just use cosmic radiation as a backdrop to locate the stealth aircraft. The radiation is as constant as the stars in the sky, and the aircraft could be detected as easily as a fly walking on your television screen. The detection system would be totally passive since it would not need to emit a frequency wave, since space already has done that, and even missle guidance could be passive too. The Chineese aircraft wouldn't even know that a missle had a lock on it.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Buffoon

      Unfortunately, the background would be more like when you hear a mosquito but can't see it.

      April 19, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. i rock

    America is junk! China has your money to build whetever it wants. .dont forget they own you!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bubba Jones

    I wonder if they print "Made in China" under the plane someplace ?!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Astonlad

    That thing looks HUUUUUUUGE!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. madeinUSA

    Yes you can still buy made in USA.
    tough traveler bags made in USA, some NB shoes made in USA. AS tees shirts are made in USA. You just have to find in Google "made in USA". I have done this for years.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Euthanasia

    At least it's not like Irans stealth fighter the "Bazaar"!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. Walker

    IDK What's more scary:

    China stocking up on its military and owning our debt while Obama is spending us into oblivion, cutting the military, and giving away our nuclear secrets to Russia and China


    The koolaid chuggers in this thread that don't think China can or will be a threat.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. ian

    The fact that the clinton's sold stealth technology to the Chinese is just deplorable, they will use this technology to further their murderous hitleresque rampage across the globe.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
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