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AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

Chengdu J-10

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurbofan
ApplicationFighter
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Multi role single turbofan fighter. Includes the export variant FC-20E (based on 3rd iteration, J-10C).

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Chengdu J-10A 1986 / 1998 2013 Single-seater, single engine, mutlirole fighter, with optional in-flight refuelling probe on starboard side of nose.
Chengdu J-10B 2006 / 2008 2015 Advanced variant, with strengthened airframer and more powerful engine.
Chengdu J-10C 2010 / 2013 Further developed J-10B with indigenous AESA fire control radar. Includes export variant: FC-20CE, revealed 2018.
Chengdu J-10D 2018 / 2018 "Straight-spined" variant with increased electronic warfare capability, and redesigned central fuselage.

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