Second Prototype of China’s FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

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The second flying prototype of the China’s FC-31 fighter jet has made its first flight.

Second Prototype of China's FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

The second flying prototype of the China’s FC-31 fighter jet (Photo: weibo.com)

The second flying prototype of the China’s FC-31 fighter jet has made its first flight, the Sandrermakoff blog reported.

In contrast to the J-20 aircraft, which was developed and is produced for the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Chengdu, the FC-31 light fighter jet of a new generation is developed primarily for export. However, developers of the new fighter jet of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation do not lose a hope to get a contract from the country’s Air Force or Navy in the future.

As far as is known, the development of the FC-31 is conducted entirely at the own expense of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China without direct involvement of the Chinese government that greatly restrains the process of the development of the project. So, more than four years have passed since the first flight of the first flying prototype, which was conducted in October 2012.

The first and second flight prototypes of the FC-31 fighter jet

Second Prototype of China's FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

Second Prototype of China's FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

Second Prototype of China's FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

Second Prototype of China's FC-31 Fighter Jet Makes Its First Flight (Photo)

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