China Developing 2nd Stealth Fighter Jet

China is reportedly developing a second stealth fighter jet, the medium sized J-60, which has greater mobility than J-20 currently in test flights, Hong Kong's Phoenix TV reported Wednesday citing U.S. magazine Aviation Weekly.

In contrast to the large J-20 that weighs 30 tons, the J-60 weighs 20 tons. If the J-20 is a rival to the best performing F-22 Raptor of the U.S., the J-60 competes against the U.S.' multipurpose F-35.

The March edition of a Hong Kong monthly also reported that China is developing a second stealth fighter dubbed Xuexiao and the first test flight will take place within this year. That is probably the same plane.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 22, 2012 13:07 KST