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US general: Our F-35 fighters came relatively close to Chinese J-20s over the East China Sea

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A senior US Air Force general said US F-35 stealth fighters recently had close contact with the PLA's latest J-20 stealth aircraft over the East China Sea, and they "impressed" US pilots.


Our F-35s got relatively close to the J-20 over the East China Sea, we were impressed with the command and control that was associated with the J-20

- said General Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of the US Pacific Air Force, noting that Chinese pilots "fly the J-20 pretty well."

The interpretation of "pretty good" from the mouth of a US Air Force general sounds a little strange.

According to him, the American command is trying to understand the main purpose of the latest PLA combat aircraft - performing various types of tasks like the F-35 or gaining air superiority with the ability to strike ground targets like the F-22.

As noted in the Global Times (PRC), if this incident is true, it is likely that the PLA Air Force “sent J-20s to counter possible provocations by American F-35s near China as part of missions to control the sea area” .

Judging by these statements, it is likely that US F-35s first entered the PRC Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea and were detected by PLA early warning systems.

- indicated in the publication.
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  1. LAWNER
    LAWNER 18 March 2022 11: 09
    +3
    I present the video ... In the vastness of the East China Sea, the aircraft carrier groups of China and the United States are facing each other ... belay
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 18 March 2022 11: 13
      +1
      American fighters approached the Chinese because they were allowed to look at the brainchild of the Chinese aviation industry.
    2. NIKN
      NIKN 18 March 2022 11: 13
      +10
      that Chinese pilots "fly the J-20 pretty well."
      The interpretation of "pretty good" from the mouth of a US Air Force general sounds a little strange.
      .
      Let's face it, the F-35 is not impressive in terms of flight characteristics. And if you measure by it, a lot of things fly pretty well.
      1. Carat
        Carat 18 March 2022 11: 17
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        Quote: NIKNN
        The F-35 is not impressive in flight performance.


        And if you take into account the mountain of childhood illnesses on the F-35, then they fly very well.
      2. Thrifty
        Thrifty 18 March 2022 11: 39
        +6
        NIKNN-and where did you see a log performing aerobatics ???
        1. laws70
          laws70 18 March 2022 11: 49
          +1
          With a good engine and the gate will fly
  2. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 18 March 2022 11: 10
    +1
    Real American heroes came relatively close to the Chinese J-20s. Have you been to the other side of the East China Sea?
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  4. Carat
    Carat 18 March 2022 11: 13
    -1
    Judging by these statements, it is likely that US F-35s first entered the PRC Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea and were detected by PLA early warning systems.


    After the discovery, the pilots on the F-35 unanimously spoiled the diapers and decided to retreat until they broke it. laughing
    1. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 18 March 2022 11: 40
      +1
      Apparently the general was with them, otherwise how could he determine the quality of the Chinese pilots?
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  6. Raven 95
    Raven 95 18 March 2022 13: 21
    +7
    When an enemy praises, it means that a mistake has been made somewhere.
  7. sen
    sen 18 March 2022 16: 21
    +1
    Judging by these statements, it is likely that US F-35s first entered the PRC Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea and were detected by PLA early warning systems.

    The radar sees these "invisibles", therefore, in combat conditions, the United States intends to use them in tandem with electronic warfare aircraft to make it difficult to detect.
    https://naked-science.ru/article/tech/pochemu-nevidimye-samolyoty-vidny-na-radarah-i-zachem-togda-ves-etot-stels
  8. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 18 March 2022 20: 57
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    Quote: NIKNN
    that Chinese pilots "fly the J-20 pretty well."
    The interpretation of "pretty good" from the mouth of a US Air Force general sounds a little strange.
    .
    Let's face it, the F-35 is not impressive in terms of flight characteristics. And if you measure by it, a lot of things fly pretty well.

    everything is simpler there, we shoot - we are not visible, naive as always))))