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UPDATED: 16:47, April 28, 2006
Improved mode of China-developed fighter succeeds in test flight
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An improved mode of China-developed new-generation fighter plane, the Xiaolong/FC-4 fighter, succeeded in its first flight on Friday in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The 16-minute trial flight of the Xiaolong/FC-4 fighter, the first of its series that has been equipped with advanced aviation electronics and weapon system, proved a great success, according to the experts.

The success of the flight marks a significant improvement in the innovation capabilities of China's aviation industry and makes possible mass production of the plane, said the experts.

The Xiaolong series are a multipurpose light fighter plane developed by the China Aviation Industry Corporation I, the Chengdu Aircraft Group Corp. and China Aero Technology Import and Export Corporation.

Source: Xinhua

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