J-20 fighter.

I don’t know, I’m just asking. Assuming it exists, will Japan’s force of upgraded F-15Js still be sufficient to do the job, or will Japan be forced to accelerate development of ATD-X?

I still find myself skeptical this plane actually exists. The Internet is falling all over itself to scrutinize these photos without stopping to consider that China is a master of propaganda and has a track record of hoaxes to further the national interest. There’s a lot of excitement out there about this plane, but I don’t see a lot of critical thinking going on. (For example, if photographs are so easy to take, where’s the video of this thing actually moving?)

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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