China's J-20 fighter jet put into service: spokesman

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-28 16:49:38|Editor: An
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Photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows the echelon of J-20 stealth fighters during a military parade at Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China on Sunday kicked off a grand military parade to mark the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service, according to Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense on Thursday.

The flight tests are being conducted as scheduled, Wu said at a press conference.

The J-20 is China's fourth-generation medium and long-range fighter jet. It made its maiden flight in 2011 and was first shown to the public at the 11th Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, in November last year.