Watch out, China's J-20 Mighty Dragon Is Able to Fly With the GJ-11 Wingmen Combat UAV Trio

Watch out, China's J-20 Mighty Dragon is able to fly with the GJ-11 Wingmen Combat UAV Trio
China's J-20 Mighty Dragon is able to fly with the GJ-11 Wingmen Combat UAV Trio

International Military - China does have a high-quality defense industry, the proof is that it has succeeded in creating the J-20. The J-20 Mighty Dragon is a fighter jet made in China with an extraordinary quality. This is because he is a fighter jet with stealth capabilities.

As the 5th generation of combat capabilities of the Chinese J-20, it is clear that it is extraordinary. Its presence is called to dispel the greatness of the US F-22 and F-35.

Quoted from Airforce Technology, China has approved an ambitious military modernization program to increase its capabilities. These include China's J-20 program driven by territorial claims in the South China Sea and increasing US power and assertiveness.

GlobalData's latest report, "China's Defense Market Size and Trends, Budget Allocations, Regulations, Major Acquisitions, Competitive Landscape and Forecast, 2022-2027," lays out China's budget. In its report, China's defense spending for 2022 will amount to $225.6 billion. This means China's defense budget will increase by 7.3% in 2021.

And reflects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8% for 2018-2022. "China is in the process of acquiring combat and multi-role aircraft, corvettes, submarines, naval vessels, as well as advanced intelligence and surveillance equipment to strengthen its armed forces by 2027," said Rouble Sharma, aerospace and defense analyst at GlobalData.

The modernization plan includes the procurement of the fifth generation J-20 aircraft. This is to provide essential air support. Work is still ongoing on the Shenyang J-31 program, another original fifth-generation fighter that followed the J-20.

"China is in the process of acquiring advanced military technologies and platforms. The J-20 Mighty Dragon jet is the most significant production of China's military technology, which has grown at a strong pace over the past decade," Sharma said.

Recently, The Eurasian Times revealed about the Chinese J-20, which is getting more and more classy. Two-seat J-20 flying with three GJ-11 'Sharp Sword' Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) in top, side and front views.

China's GJ-11 Wingmen Combat UAV
China's GJ-11 Wingmen Combat UAV

China's J-20 lends credence to the old theory that this version would be used to control drone wingmen. The EurAsian Times analyzed in August a prototype version of the twin-seat J-20 photographed from the ground. The graphic illustration with the GJ-11 confirms one of the purposes of the dual seat version.

However, there has been no official comment on the J-20 wing team of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAN) or China's Ministry of Defense. “Several other video footage shows three to four Feihong FH-97 reconnaissance and attack drones flying alongside China's frontline cruise missile carrier and strategic bomber, the H-6K.

While one image shows only the UCAV quartet flying together in formation, subsequent drone shots alongside the bombers suggest they are part of the unmanned team (MUMT) concept." explains The Eurasian Times.

The GJ-11 drone was first revealed during an October 2019 military parade. It marks the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC) (or National Day) and is widely believed to rival the US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone.

The GJ-11 was developed and manufactured by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). The first photo is just a top and side view of a drone mounted on a truck during the parade. But photos of the next scale model in September 2021 during the China Air Show show two exposed internal gun bays between the two side landing gears.

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