China’s state media: F-22 may have critical defects

F-22 fighters

China’s official media Xinhua News recently released a post written by military expert Chen Hu, who is chief editor of “World Military” journal sponsored by Xinhua’s PLA Bureau.

Chen Hu doubted in the post why U.S. rarely puts F-22 fighter into real combat; instead, it was always used for “blackmails”, to put on a show when Russia’s strategic bombers approach or when Korean peninsula became tense.

Chen said although F-117 was not mature and was retired early, it joined battles frequently during its service, but F-22 hadn’t been equipped with combat missile until recently, when some officials in charge of F-22 upgrading project said that AIM-9X missile would be put on F-22 fighters.

Chen said it is extremely rare in America’s air force history that a weapon doesn’t join any battle in a dozen years of service and then be ungraded with some very basic elements.

Chen concluded that F-22 may have fatal defects as it has been concealed for such a long time.

Some other analysts in China said that compared to the old F-22 fighter, J-20 has significant late-starting advantages, especially in respect of electronic components, such as distributed optical apertures (EODAS).

Posted in cnmilnews Tagged with:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

About China-Arms

China-arms.com is a blog on latest news and reviews about China military, Chinese army and China defense. It aims to provide latest valuable information, to show development of Chinese military, army and weapons from a brand-new prospect.
All information is collected via public channels in a legal way, please don't use them for illegal purposes.
Please check "About" and "Privacy Policy" pages for more information.


Contact: cnarms#sina.com (#-@)