The advanced training plane L-15, dubbed Falcon-03, combines many state-of-the-art technologies. [Photo: chinanews.com.cn]
A new generation of Chinese supersonic combat-training planes were successfully tested in Nanchang, Jiangxi province of southeast China.
China Central Television reported that the advanced training plane L-15, dubbed Falcon-03, combines many state-of-the-art technologies.
The jet trainer has high mobility and agility, and can take sharp 30-degree turns in attack mode.
The airplane can be used for basic flight training or coming up with new flying tactics. It is designed for training pilots of J-10 and J-11 planes.
The 16-minute test flight was conduced at an airfield owned by the Hongdu Group in Nanchang city.
The testing teams will soon carry out more test flights to help advance the jet trainer's capabilities. The goal is to mass produce the plane as soon as possible.