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Recording the launch of a PL-10 air-to-air missile from a Chinese Air Force J-20 fighter for the first time

Recording the launch of a PL-10 air-to-air missile from a Chinese Air Force J-20 fighter for the first time

Based on a video released by the Ministry of Defense of the People’s Republic of China, For the first time, an air-to-air missile launch by a Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) was recorded on video.. In turn, the video in question contains photos taken during force exercises that highlight some of the achievements in the development of fourth and fifth generation aircraft.

But, specifically, the video shows Image of a J-20 fighter firing an air-to-air missile from its sideThis is a fact that has not been recorded yet. The J-20 is currently the most advanced fifth-generation fighter owned by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force, which means the video of the projectile launch seeks to showcase the development being undertaken by the People’s Liberation Army.

Based on publications from open information sources (OSINT), The launched missile can correspond to a PL-10 short-range air-to-airWhich is designed to attack enemy aircraft that are within visual range. The J-20 has four weapons bays, and two small bays on either side of the engine inlets can accommodate short-range air-to-air missiles. The PL-10, which can engage targets outside the pilot’s visual angle. The two largest positions under the fuselage were photographed with a total of four radar-guided long-range air-to-air missiles (PL-15).

The PL-10 missile is equipped with an advanced multi-element infrared (IIR) imaging sensor that identifies a target based on its shape, giving it the ability to target from all angles, with a longer target detection range and greater resistance to crust and dust. Torches.

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Meanwhile, the video also appears The procedure in which the Chinese Air Force intercepts and ejects a foreign aircraft. In a similar vein, foreign military aircraft were observed approaching national airspace while broadcasting continuous messages via radio communications and despite the J-16’s warning maneuvers. When it was about to reach the line, the Chinese plane adopted the infrared warning procedure, which is to fire infrared flares within the visual range.

A J-20 stealth fighter plane of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force. (AP Photo/Ken Cheung)

In this sense, describes one interviewee in the Global Times “The first step is to issue verbal warnings via radio communications about approaching foreign military aircraft, with the Chinese pilots identifying themselves as from the People’s Liberation Army Air Forces and requesting the foreign military aircraft to leave the area. At the same time, the Chinese pilots conducted warning maneuvers within visual range, Including moving their wings and displaying their weapons under the wings. .

On the other hand, the participation of the Xian Y-20 cargo aircraft as an aircraft for the airborne forces is also shown, mentioning its capabilities and achievements.

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