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US Navy F/A-18s would ‘destroy’ China’s J-15 carrier fighters in air-to-air combat today, but the future could be a different story


F/A-18E Super Hornets
US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe
China’s carrier-based J-15 fighter jets have some advantages over the US Navy’s F/A-18s in air-to-air combat, but the limitations of China’s existing carriers negate them.
“If you’re talking about the J-15 going up against the F/A-18 at sea, then the F/A-18 is going to destroy the J-15,” a defense expert told Insider.
But the new carrier that China is building could give the J-15 the opportunity to leverage its advantages, potentially making it more of a threat for US Navy fighters.
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Source:: Business Insider

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