|Role||Multirole strike fighter|
|National origin||People's Republic of China|
|Manufacturer||Shenyang Aircraft Corporation|
|Status||In service, in production.|
|Primary user||People's Liberation Army Air Force|
|Number built||24+ reported built|
|Developed from||Shenyang J-11BS|
The Shenyang J-16 (Chinese: 歼-16) is a twin-seat, twinjet, all-weather, multirole strike fighter designed and manufactured by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation, China. This is a multi-role fighter/bomber variant based on the J-11BS with longer range and upgraded avionics, a concept similar to F-15E Strike Eagle. The first few photos of J-16 were published on Chinese internet websites around June 2012. The J-16 has a slightly different vertical stabilizer compared to J-11 fighter or J-15 naval fighter. It is also equipped with missile pylons for Chinese PL-8 air-to-air missiles, another difference compared to earlier J-11 variants.
According to media reports, China developed the Shenyang J-16 fighter based on the Shenyang J-11B airframe, with modifications from the Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKK that was sold to China in 2000.
The J-16 is able to carry a full range of indigenous Chinese equipment including super and subsonic anti-ship missiles, air to air missiles, satellite guided bombs, cruise missiles and electronic countermeasure (ECM) jammers. It has been speculated that the J-16's WS-10 engines lack sufficient power for the aircraft, given their design faults and the greater weight of the airframe compared to other Chinese Su-27 variants, and that an engine upgrade will be needed to allow the new plane to meet its design potential.
- J-16: Strike variant.
- J-16D: Electronic warfare variant. It has wingtip pods resembling the AN/ALQ-218, up to ten fuselage and wing hardpoints, and no IRST or 30 mm cannon. It reportedly made its first flight in December 2015.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 21.9 m (72 ft)
- Wingspan: 14.7 m (48.25 ft)
- Height: 6.36 m (20.85 ft)
- Wing area: 62.04 m2 (667.80 ft2)
- Empty weight: 17,700 kg (38,600 lb)
- Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (58,000 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 35,000 kg (77,000 lb)
- Powerplant: 2 × WS-10A afterburning turbofans
- Dry thrust: 89.17 kN (20,050 lbf) each
- Thrust with afterburner: 135 kN (33,000 lbf) each
- Maximum speed: Mach 2.0
- Range: 3,900 km (2,400 mi)
- Service ceiling: 17,300 m (56,800 ft)
- Rate of climb: 305 m/s ()
- 1 × 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds
- Munitions on twelve external hardpoints, including:
- Related development
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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- "Shenyang J-16 (Red Eagle) Multirole Fighter / Strike Fighter". Military Factory. 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
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- "China's newest fighter jet J-16 revealed - it's a copy of Su-30MKK". Defence News. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
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- Jesse Sloman and Lauren Dickey, "Why China's Air Force Needs Russia's SU-35" The Diplomat, 1 June 2015
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