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China showed an unknown air-launched missile on a J-11 fighter

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China showed an unknown air-launched missile on a J-11 fighter

A new unknown missile has appeared in service with the Chinese Air Force. It can be seen in the photo of the J-11BS fighter, which is an analogue of the Russian Su-27UB combat training aircraft.


Initially, footage with such missiles appeared in issues News Chinese television. The news was devoted to the modernization of the PRC Air Force.

The footage was noticed by the columnist for Chinese news Andreas Ruprecht on his Twitter page. He is a renowned specialist in military aviation China, who have written a series of books on this topic.



Ruprecht believes that, most likely, this is the so-called ARM, the appearance of which in China has long been expected. It looks like we are talking about an anti-radar missile designed to destroy enemy ground-based radar systems from the air.

In a commentary on Ruprecht's post, a certain Rick Joe, also specializing in China, mentions earlier information that the Chinese ARM is being developed from the Chinese PL-15 long-range air-to-air missile. It was supposed to place four of these missiles in the internal compartments of the J-20 fighter. But, according to Rick Joe, the rocket shown in the photo is too large for such a placement.

Previously, images of the J-11 with unknown missiles have appeared. So, in 2016, the Chinese newspaper Zhongguo Ribao drew attention to the pictures of a fighter with a 5-meter missile on board, taken during an exercise that took place in the fall of 2015. But the rocket, which is shown in the photo above, is already another version of airborne missile weapons. Nothing is known about it, since there has not been an official one yet.
Photos used:
https://twitter.com/RupprechtDeino
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  1. tlauicol
    tlauicol 8 November 2020 12: 29
    +1
    looks like AMRAAM
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      1. times
        times 8 November 2020 13: 11
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        Quote: Turanov
        nevertheless, I am glad that they are copying precisely Russian military equipment, spaceships, etc.

        What is available is copied.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 November 2020 12: 38
    +1
    A rocket or its mock-up, to check at least aerodynamic properties? The Chinese are also striving to expand the range of their missile weapons, so there is nothing supernatural in this missile, just another novelty for one purpose or another.
    1. Turanov
      Turanov 8 November 2020 13: 14
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      Quote: Thrifty
      so there is nothing supernatural in this rocket, just another novelty for one purpose or another.

      I agree ... But something is too big .. hi
  3. Errr
    Errr 8 November 2020 13: 15
    +2
    From the article:
    ... the Chinese ARM is being developed based on the Chinese PL-15 long-range air-to-air missile. It was supposed to place four of these missiles in the internal compartments of the J-20 fighter.
    PL-15 is no longer supposed to be placed in the internal compartments of the J-20, but, in fact, is placed.
    Why would an ARM based on it not fit there? what It’s not clear ...
    1. Koval Sergey
      Koval Sergey 8 November 2020 14: 04
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      Quote: Herrr
      Why would an ARM based on it not fit there?

      The Chinese observer believes that this missile is larger than the PL-15.
      1. DEVIL LIFE`S
        DEVIL LIFE`S 8 November 2020 16: 03
        +1
        And by the size to the ratio of the aircraft, can you determine the size of the rocket?
  4. SovAr238A
    SovAr238A 9 November 2020 14: 52
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    Ruprecht believes that, most likely, this is the so-called ARM, the appearance of which in China has long been expected. It looks like we are talking about an anti-radar missile designed to destroy enemy ground-based radar systems from the air.


    It is strange to think otherwise.
    For this is a direct copy of the HARM in all its sizes and proportions ...


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