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China's J-31 stealth fighter gets an improved prototype—and a potential future on a carrier

More government funding may be on the way.
China FC-31 J-31 Fighter Stealth

J-31 V2

The J-31 fighter second prototype has been increasing test flights in April 2017, with rumors of more government funding and a third prototype on the way.

A.Man at Sinodefence Forum

The improved J-31 stealth fighter prototype has been ramping up its test flights in April 2017, adding fuel to speculation that it will become the stealth fighter for Chinese aircraft carriers.

China J-31 stealth fighter

A New Bird

The new J-31 prototype (the one in lighter gray paint) is expected to be larger, have a nose-mounted infrared search

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