While military observers believe that the new fighter J-31 J-deck will change 15 (Su-27K base), deputy head engineer of AVIC Aircraft Cong San (Sun Cong) said that, most likely, J-15 for the next 10 years will be the only type of deck combat aircraft aviation PLA Navy, reports wantchinatimes.com December 13.
Military analyst Lee Syaotszyan (Li Xiaojian, Beijing) believes that at this point for China is to develop a more principled aircraft carrier-based electronic warfare, and not the creation of carrier-based fighter of the last generation. J-15 is a pretty good platform for the creation of electronic warfare aircraft, which can not only cause interference, and disrupt radar and other electrical systems of the enemy (then a bunch of 2-J-15 versions will be similar to an American couple F/A-18 Super Hornet and E/A-18 Grouler — approx. «VP»). .
Initially it was thought that developed by Shenyang Aircraft J-31 fighter will be decked last generation. But Major General Aviation PLA Navy Tszyaozong Zhang (Zhang Zhaozhong) stated that this creates in the main fighter for export, but not for the PLA Air Force and Navy. Zhang stressed that as the Sino-Pakistani light multipurpose fighter FC-1 Xiaolong (JF-17 Thunder), combat aircraft J-31 is likely to be delivered to regional allies countries like North Korea and Iran.