China's home-made new-generation fighter aircraft, the Jian-10 (Fighter-10), made its debut in Beijing on Friday.
China is the fourth country in the world to develop its own advanced fighter aircraft, aero-engines and missiles, said Geng Ruguang, deputy general manager of the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I).
The country's defense industry has developed the Jian-10, the Taihang turbofan engine and new-generation air-to-air missiles.
The Jian-10 and the Taihang turbofan engine, both with proprietary intellectual property rights (IPR), heralded the third generation of Chinese fighter aircraft and military aero-engines, said Geng.
He said the Chinese Air Force had been equipped with the country's newly-developed fourth-generation air-to-air missiles.
Two Fighter-10s perform in the air.
Formation of Fighter-10s.
Two Fighter-10s take off.
A Fighter-10 takes off.
The Fighter-10s land safely.
The Taihang turbofan engine.
(China.org.cn, Xinhua News Agency January 5, 2007)