Thursday, December 24, 2009

FC-1 Xiaolong fighter passes design appraisal


The FC-1 Xiaolong fighter recently passed design appraisals and reviews, indicating the Xiaolong fighter has made significant progress in the process of commercialization, setting a broader stage for its future expansion at home and abroad.

The Xiaolong fighter, developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), is a multi-purpose light fighter aircraft jointly invested by China and Pakistan. The Xiaolong fighter had its first successful flight in 2003.


AVIC officially started the research, development and trial flights for a small batch of eight aircraft according to Pakistan's demand as early as 2004 and delivered the aircraft from 2007 through 2008 as scheduled. The aircraft has had sound performance during its trial flights in Pakistan.

By People's Daily Online

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