Pentagon: It is now known as the stealth fighter F -20 premature
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LONDON January 28 news: the U.S. “Stars and Stripes” website published an article on January 26 that the U.S. Pentagon spokesman Geoff – Morrell (Geoff Morrell) believes that China’s first stealth fighter F -20 stealth capabilities and to achieve the successful completion of the test reports “exaggerated”; now called the stealth fighter is still too early.
reported in Wednesday’s news conference, U.S. Defense Department spokesman Morrell told reporters on the interview, now known as the stealth fighter F -20 China, is a for now premature thing. He said the Defense Department has confirmed that China is indeed a new aircraft for a short test flight. He said: “Frankly, you’ve seen on this aircraft pictures and videos of aircraft performance is not too much we know, we now know what the F -20, there is not much.”
Morrell also pointed out that the Defense Department can not yet conclude, it can not determine whether China was in Serbia from 1999 F-117 shot down in the theft of a U.S. stealth technology. Morrell has been reported in apparently quoted a general note, then, that assertion is theft, “offensive behavior.”
The U.S. Department of Defense of the Chinese fighter are loaded “fifth generation” engine, do not understand how the stealth capability. The so-called “fifth generation” fighter is the most advanced fighter aircraft, such as the strongest global war US-made F-22 “Raptor” stealth fighter.
Morrell told reporters: “For us, make that conclusion too early; but I think it’s too early and you claim that the fifth-generation fighter aircraft the ability to achieve success is quite . “
article points out, members of Congress use China with some defense groups to advocate the development of F -20 F-22 production line to restart, in response to a fifth-generation Chinese air force. In this regard, Morrell pointed out that the Chinese fighter flight “is also not” change the U.S. stance on China, and their coping strategies.
Morrell said: “In this issue, that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is often said to them (China) fitted out a considerable number of F -20, we only have 187 F-22 , and will have a large number of F-35 (planned output of 2500), and 4.5 generation fighter with performance of the F/A-18 and F-16. In addition, think we surprise to say the F -20 flight is a big mistake special wrong; we discussed long before the pursuit of China for the F -20, so we are aware of their being developed in the performance. “
However, Defense Secretary Robert – January 8, at the Gates The special plane to fly to China, told reporters that he knew China was developing its stealth aircraft, and pointed out that the introduction of -20 F (and Chinese anti-ship missile system development speed), faster than expected. Gates said: “I think we have seen the development of China in this regard, our intelligence agencies than previously forecast faster.”
and in a few days later, the cover Benz talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao, a few hours ago, the PLA will be conducted in a flight of F -20 fighter. (Sri Lanka years)