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Chengdu J-10 Vigorous Dragon

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A Chengdu J-10A Vigorous Dragon of the PLAAF at the Zhuhai Air Show.
The Chengdu J-10 Vigorous Dragon (Jian-10; export designation F-10 Vanguard) is a multirole fighter aircraft designed and produced by the People's Republic of China's Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (CAC) for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Known in the West as the "Vigorous Dragon", the J-10 is a multirole combat aircraft capable of all-weather operation. So far, only the PAF has signed a contract making it the only export contract for the J-10.

An updated variant, the J-10B, has an increased RAM coating, next generation of integrated EW suite, increased composites, new generation avionics, MAW, a diverterless supersonic inlet (DSI), an infra-red search and track (IRST) sensor, modified vertical stabiliser and wings, ventral fins, housings fitted under the wings, upgraded WS-10B engine, next generation of solid-state integrated electronics, and a modified nose with an AESA radar. It made its first flight in 2008.

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