The WS-15 is a turbofan engine designed by the Shenyang Aeroengine Research Institute and manufactured by Xi'an Aero-Engine Corporation. It is intended to power the Chengdu J-20 fighter
If J-20 tests are successful this year, small numbers of J-20 fighters can go into production for frontline units, a military expert told Duowei. Knowledgeable sources have said the sensors and cyber warfare capability of the J-20 are as good as Lockheed Martin's F-35.
A Pentagon report predicted the J-20 may enter service in 2018 and could have its first squadron of 24 of the aircraft by 2020.
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