China’s combat aircraft makes debut flight

China’s indigenously-built new multi-role combat aircraft for exports has made its debut flight, state media reported on Saturday. The FTC-2000G, a new multi-role combat aircraft developed for export by the State-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), made its debut flight on Friday in the Guizhou province, state-run China Daily reported. The FTC-2000G aircraft flew for about 16 minutes. More than 1,000 people, including provincial leaders as well as Ambassadors and military attachés from several nations, took part in the ceremony marking the flight. According to AVIC, the aircraft is tasked mainly with air strikes against ground targets.
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