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China outlines J-20 stealth fighter’s role in intercepting foreign warplanes by releasing footage that may show rare encounter with F-35

State broadcaster airs footage of the country’s most advanced warplanes carrying out operations over the East China SeaThe planes are the only Chinese fighters capable of matching advanced jets such as the F-35s flown by the US and JapanChina’s militaryLiu ZhenPublished: 8:44pm, 18 Jan, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Chinese most advanced stealth fighter J-20 is playing a leading role in intercepting planes over the East China Sea and Taiwan Strait, according to state media reports.

Military observers believe the fifth generation warplanes are the best equipped to confront foreign stealth fighters such as the F-35s of the United States or Japan.

On Monday state broadcaster CCTV aired a video of a J-20 squadron, saying it had done an “excellent job on regular patrols and controlling the East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone” (ADIZ).

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Chinese fighter jet almost collides with US military plane over South China Sea

Chinese fighter jet almost collides with US military plane over South China Sea

Stealth fighters are usually not the first choice for “simple” tasks like interception and identification of foreign warplanes in the ADIZ because of their high operational costs and need to keep their radar evasion parameters secret, according to Macau-based military commentator Antony Wong Dong.

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