|The Shenyang J-11 (Chinese: 歼-11) is a single-seat, twin-engine, jet fighter, whose airframe is based on the Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-27. It is currently manufactured by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of China (PRC) is the sole operator of the aircraft.|
The base J-11/A is a fourth-generation jet fighter which, like its Sukhoi brethren, is intended as a direct competitor to Western fourth generation fighters.
In mid-2002, the J-11B variant was unveiled. It incorporates various Chinese material modifications and upgrades to the airframe in addition to the inclusion of domestic Chinese technologies such as radar, avionics suites and weaponry.
|The J-11 was born in 1995 as a Chinese version of the Soviet-designed Sukhoi Su-27SK after China secured a $2.5 billion production agreement which licensed China to build 200 Su-27SK aircraft using Russian-supplied kits. Under the terms of the agreement, these aircraft would be outfitted with Russian avionics, radars and engines.|
In 2004, Russian media reported that Shenyang co-production of the basic J-11 was halted after around 100 examples were built.