While the official presentation of the new Chinese electronic warfare and suppression aircraft J-16D did not take place. that at the beginning of September, a report by the 7th Chinese public channel devoted to the PLA Armed Forces, showed that the device was already in operational unit within the Chinese air force, which was confirmed by an article from the state site Globaltimes.cn published today. According to the article, the new electronic warfare fighter is intended to evolve alongside the 5th generation J-20 fighter to eliminate the detection capabilities of the adversary. The device would also have already participated in exercises allowing to experiment with this couple, and to optimize the operational aspects.
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