China to debut J-16D at air show, signalling electromagnetic warfare prowess
- Electronic variant of J-16 fighter will feature at Zhuhai Airshow and bears military insignia, indicating it has entered service
- The Chinese jet is the second of its type, after the American EA-18G Growler
country’s largest air show
next week, showcasing the advances in the military’s capabilities in electromagnetic warfare.
A J-16D – the electronic variant of China’s J-16 fighter – landed in the southern city of Zhuhai on Tuesday in preparation for display at the show, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. The six-day China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the
or Airshow China, begins next Tuesday.
The aircraft was painted with the insignia of the
People’s Liberation Army
(PLA), CCTV said. That indicates that it has been in service for the military.
Electronic variant of J-16 fighter – second of its type after the US’ EA-18G Growler – will feature at Zhuhai Airshow, as insignia shows it has entered service.