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China's New Fighter Ripped Off Downed US Jet

Chinese bought up wreckage of F-117 Nighthawk shot down in '99

(Newser) - China's got a brand-new shiny stealth fighter —and the country may want to drop Washington a thank-you note for it, reports the AP. Seems a US-made F-117 Nighthawk that was shot down over Serbia in 1999 attracted some attention in Beijing. And Balkan military officials and experts say that... More »

Chinese Stealth Fighter Makes First Flight

J-20 makes maiden flight during Robert Gates visit

(Newser) - China's new stealth fighter has made its first flight just hours before Defense Secretary Robert Gates was to meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao. The laser-evading J-20 prototype flew for about 15 minutes over an airfield in the southwestern city of Chengdu, AP reports. Though likely some years away... More »

Photos of China's Stealth Fighter Emerge

The first flight could be very soon, say experts

(Newser) - The first clear photos of what appears to be a Chinese stealth fighter prototype have hit the Internet—and they're sparking concerns that China’s military modernization is happening faster than previously thought. The pictures, which many experts believe are authentic, appear to show a J-20 prototype performing a high-sped... More »

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