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4 November 2008 14:39

China's big aerospace exhibition, the Zhuhai Airshow, starts tomorrow, and below is some Chinese state television news footage of the air display rehearsal. (H/t Nosint.) 

Of particular interest is the J-10 fighter, the first really advanced indigenous Chinese fighter (though China did have foreign help; the engine is Russian, and the  J-10 bears some resemblance to Israel's cancelled Lavi fighter). Chinese military enthusiasts have been posting pictures of the J-10 online for years, but this is its official coming out party, which probably signals a widespread export push. Pakistan has already ordered 36 copies.

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