China J-20 Vs. US F-22: Alarm bells raised in western aviation industry
China’s J-20 stealth fighter could break the monopoly of Western countries on fourth-generation fighters, perhaps even exerting a bigger influence than the American F-22 Raptor, according to Chinese military expert Li Li in a CCTV interview.
Li said that although the F-22 Raptor is the first fourth-generation fighter commissioned in an air force, its performance is not satisfactory. Because the J-20 and Russia’s T-50 are set to break the Western monopoly, Li argued, the J-20 could have a more significant influence than its Western counterparts.
According to information from an electronics plant in Suzhou, the main screen of J-20 fighters can be controlled and adjusted through voice command. Wang Mingzhi, a Chinese military expert, explained that some advanced fighters have enabled speech recognition, which helps pilots to concentrate on the battlefield. In addition, touch control is available on some certain fighters, simplifying human-computer interaction.