PLA to tap J-20s to shield strike fighters in coordinated blitzes

Recent drills are evidence that the Chinese air force is intent on forming synergy between its indigenous fifth-generation J-20 stealth fighters and its less newfangled warplanes for a holistic combat armada. Xinhua reported last month that the ace J-20 jets flew together with other planes including the multirole J-16 strike fighter, which is modeled after the Sukhoi Su-35, […]