AVIC releases CGI of twin-seat J-20 fighter aircraft

<p>The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has for the first time released a computer-generated image (CGI) in a promotional video showing a twin-seat version of the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group (CAIG) J-20 ‘fifth-generation’ multirole fighter aircraft. </p>
<p>While the concept of a two-seat variant of the J-20 is not new and CGIs of such a variant have circulated online for years, the fact that this latest image comes directly from AVIC increases the likelihood that such a variant will be produced.</p>
<p>Released on 8 January on the WeChat social media platform, the CGI, which is part of an AVIC promotional video to mark the 10th anniversary of the J-20’s maiden flight on 11 January, shows four twin-seat J-20s flying in formation. </p>
<p>No details were provided about the variant.</p>
<div class=”container”> <img src=”[images%7COpenAccessDataProvider]12492d1f-a721-49e6-b1b8-d8228154257c?sfvrsn=6d686485_2″ alt=”A screenshot from a promotional video released by AVIC on 8 January showing a CGI of four twin-seat J-20 fighter aircraft flying in formation. The move increases the likelihood that this variant will be produced by AVIC subsidiary CAIG. (AVIC)”> <p class=”text-body text-sm-center text-muted small”>A screenshot from a promotional video released by AVIC on 8 January showing a CGI of four twin-seat J-20 fighter aircraft flying in formation. The move increases the likelihood that this variant will be produced by AVIC subsidiary CAIG. (AVIC)</p></div>
<p>The latest developments come after state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) showed a CGI of a twin-seat J-20 in January 2019, with the <em>Global Times</em> newspaper highlighting at the time the advantages of having two aircrew in a complex tactical environment and noting that China might be the first country to introduce a two-seat stealth combat aircraft.</p>
<p>This comes after footage from a promotional recruitment video released in early January for China’s People Liberational Army Air Force (PLAAF) indicated that J-20 fighters fitted with locally produced Shenyang-Liming WS10 ‘Taihang’-series turbofan engines have entered service with a training unit under the Central Theatre Command.</p>
Source: IHS Jane’s 360
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