- USAF Confirms: Chinese Stealth Jet In Georgia Is A Mock-Up For War Preparations
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Last Thursday, the Aviationist tweeted a photo of a mysterious combat aircraft which resembled a fifth-generation Chinese fighter jet, claiming the photo was taken at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, a commercial and military-use airport in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 05.
For several days, wild theories circulated social media channels, of why a Chinese stealth jet was parked on the tarmac of a Georgian military base.
It turns out the aircraft is real, but only a mock-up for use by the US Marine Corps (USMC),
“It is a full-scale replica and remained at the Air Dominance Center for a short period during the week of 4-6 Dec. The USMC is funding and directing the training objectives of this device […] Col. Emmanuel Haldopoulos, Commander of the Savannah Air Dominance Center, wrote the Aviationist in an email.
Haldopoulos did not specify the role of the mock-up stealth jet, but there is a reason to believe that the US military is preparing its pilots for an aerial battle over the South China Sea.
The J-20 mock-up hints that the US is preparing its pilots of F-22 Raptors and F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for possible future dogfights with China. The Chinese stealth fighter showed off its missile bays last month at an airshow in southern China.
The J-20’s chief designer recently said the world has yet to see the best that the aircraft has to offer. The J-20 mock-up shows the American military is taking the Chinese threat seriously, as the Pentagon prepares for war.