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The Chengdu J-20 ( Jian-20 ; simplified Chinese : 歼 - 二 十 ; traditional Chinese : 殲 -二十 ; pinyin : Jiān èr shí ) is a fifth-generation , stealth , twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype being developed by the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). [ 4 ] The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People's Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 2 ] Within PLAAF, the J-20 is designated as "Project 718". [ 9 ] The general designer of the aircraft is reportedly Mr. Yang Wei , who had been the general designer of CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder . [ edit ] Development [ edit ] Origin
The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology . It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter , but has additional capabilities that include ground attack , electronic warfare , and signals intelligence roles. [ 5 ] Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 during the years prior to formally entering USAF service in December 2005 as the F-22A .