Amid increasing tension in Ladakh and the South China Sea, China now has its J-20 Fighter Aircraft Is preparing to upgrade. The growing number of Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force are also blowing China’s senses. The Chinese Airforce is now going to install 2D thrust vectoring nozzles for its J-20 stealth fighter aircraft engines. The installation of this nozzle will reduce the heat signature of the J-20 aircraft as well as increase the thrust of the engine. So far, only the US uses 2D
The ability to hide the radar of enemies will increase
China’s official media Global Times has told that based on the information received from a pilot flying the J-20, all its aircraft will soon be equipped with this technology. It is being claimed that the use of this vector nozzle will increase the stealth capacity of the J-20. However, many aviation experts have already raised questions about the stealth strength of this Chinese fighter aircraft.
J-20 will get more power in air
China’s J-20 fighter aircraft still use circular nozzles. Because of this the enemy radar can easily detect the heat emitted from the aircraft engine. None of these aircraft has the capability of thrust vector control yet. Quoting from Chinese military aviation expert Fu Quinsao, the Global Times wrote that thrust vector control will give the J-20 the ability to maneuver excessively into the air and increase the power to hide from radar.
China has already shown the technology of 3D vector
In 2018, China flew its J-10 fighter jets with 3D thrust vector control during an airshow at Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. Since then, it was believed that China could use this technology in the J-20 in the coming days. The biggest difference between 3D thrust vector control and 2D thrust vector control is their size. The 3D nozzle is circular while the 2D nozzle is rectangular. Of these two, 2D thrust vector control has higher radar and infrared stealth capability.
China wants to install indigenous engine in J-20
The Chinese J-20 fighter aircraft has two Saturn AL-31FM2 engines from Russia. Together these two engines provide a thrust of up to 145 kg Newton to the aircraft. Since, the J-20 is heavy and also has a very large aircraft size, so its strength requirements are not being met with the help of these engines. Therefore, China is vigorously preparing to replace it. China is working on a plan to replace it with a more powerful WS-15 engine in the future. China has so far produced a total of 50 J-20 fighter aircraft. Some of these are with the Technical Air Combat Development Agency of the Chinese Army, while the rest are posted on the front of India and South China Sea. Now all the J-20 aircraft that China is making are using its own developed J-10 engine. China believes that its J-20 will prove to be powerful against Rafael on every front.
J-20 fighter aircraft known as Mighty Dragon
China’s J-20 fighter aircraft is known as Mighty Dragon. This fighter aircraft can fly at twice the speed of sound. It is built by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. Two engines are fitted to provide greater strength to the aircraft. It has a single pilot seating seat. China claims that this fighter aircraft can be flown in all seasons. China even claims that this fighter aircraft is equipped with stealth technology, which no radar can hold. Let us tell you that this is the third operational fighter jet in the world. The first two F-22 Receptors and the F-35 are stationed in the American Airforce.
China claims to kill up to 2000 km
J-20 The basic range of 1,200 km can be extended up to 2,700 km. J-20s range in length from 20.3 m to 20.5 m. Its height is between 4.45 m and wingspan 12.88–13.50 m. The J-20’s empty weight is 19391 kg, while it is capable of flying with a total weight of 37013 kg, including fuel and weapons. This fighter aircraft can fly up to an altitude of 66000 feet. China claims that it can carry out any operation in an area of 2000 km. Up to 11340 kg of jet fuel can be filled in this jet.