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02:26 - Source: CNN

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J-20 is China's twin-engine stealth fighter

J-20 seen as China's answer to US F-35 and F-22 fighters

CNN  — 

China says its newest stealth fighter is combat-ready.

Posts on both the website of the People’s Liberation Army and the official Xinhua news agency said the J-20 fourth-generation fighter had been armed and officially commissioned into China’s air force.

Long touted as China’s answer to US F-22 and F-35 stealth fighter jets, analysts say the J-20 is intended to fulfill two roles, air-to-air combat and ground attack.