Is this a pure speculation and wish is there any news in J-15B ? If this is a case, We can expect J-15B to be operational by 2021 as China is already preparing to commission it's new carrier. And given the specualted features, this would be ideal for us and we can get J-15B with only a modification which removes wing folding capability. Great read. The first flanker i learned about ever in my life was J-15 btw, before that only images & all, and the fact that China specifically released a 10/15Min promotional vid of it's J-15 some years ago made me fall in love with this. Never knew this would come to us in future.It remains highly likely therefore that the new Flying Shark, possibly under a new designation - J-15B perhaps - will field a number of next generation technologies significantly superior to those of the original fighter. Based on the next generation technologies integrated onto the J-10C and J-11D, next generation modernization of older air frame designs, the new J-15 could well expect thrust vectoring, AESA radars, stealth coatings, extensive use of composite materials and the latest PL-15 air to air missiles to be among the upgrades implemented. Combined with the use of a new electromagnetic launch system, an effective force multiplier for the Flying Sharks relative to operating with a ski jump, this will make China's future carrier air wings considerably more capable than those currently in service - better exploiting the high potential of the J-15 air frame and posing a far greater challenge to the country’s near peer potential adversaries at sea.
For all those people who think that China is going to get rid of J-15 or it is a useless planeImages show PLANAF J-15s armed with KD-88 and YJ-91 missiles
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Images have emerged in Chinese state-owned media showing at least two People's Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF) J-15 fighters equipped with what appear to be the KD-88 air-to-surface missile and either the YJ-91 anti-radiation or YJ-91A anti-ship-missile: an indication that China has enhanced the multirole capabilities of this carrier-borne fighter.
The images, which were broadcast in early November by China Central Television (CCTV), show the J-15s on the ground at the PLANAF's Huangdicun Airbase, although it is unclear when the images were taken.
Since the J-15s shown in the image feature three-digit serial numbers - unlike the latest ones displayed during the 1 October parade in Beijing that feature two-digit serials - it is possible that the video was taken some time ago, meaning that the fighters may have been fitted with this armament several months ago.
The J-15, which has an estimated maximum weapon load of 6,500 kg, had been previously spotted fitted with the YJ-83K anti-ship missile but the CCTV report marks the first time images of the fighter armed with the KD-88 and the YJ-91 missiles have been released.
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