1,700 Planes Ready for War: Everything You Need To Know About China's Air Force

January 2, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Buzz Tags: ChinaAir ForceJ-20J-10MilitaryTechnology

1,700 Planes Ready for War: Everything You Need To Know About China's Air Force

Most of China's military aircraft are inspired by or copied from Russian or American designs, so it’s not too hard to grasp their capabilities.

At any rate, Beijing seems in no rush to replace all its older jets with new ones. Major new acquisitions may wait until the Chinese aviation industry has smoothed out the kinks in its fourth-generation and stealth aircraft.

 

Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.

This first appeared last year.