Lin Zuoming, president of Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic), which developed the J-31 stealth fighter, made the remarks in an interview on state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV).
“When it takes to the sky, it can definitely take it down,” he said, in a reference to the U.S.-made F-35. “That’s a certainty.”
Lin also emphasized the company’s desire to compete with the United States in new markets, particularly countries the U.S. will not sell military equipment to as well as countries that cannot afford the pricier F-35.
‘…. will be good target practice’