Chinese JL-9G Naval Fighter Jet Trainer ~ Chinese Military Review

The JL-9G was developed by the Guizhou Aircraft Industry Corporation (GAIC) as a modified version of the JL-9/JJ-9/FTC-2000 (Fighter Trainer China-2000) to train the People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force (PLANAF)pilots for aircraft carrier borne operations.

The JL-9G naval fighter jet trainer features strengthened landing gears,tail hook, DSI (Diverterless Supersonic Inlet) and Leading edge slaps and leading edge root extensions.

PLAAF version of JL-9 Fighter Jet Trainer

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) version of the JL-9 has a maximum takeoff weight of 9,800kg, its maximum speed is 1.6 Mach and ferry range with external fuel tanks is 2,500 kilometers. The JL-9/FTC-2000 fighter jet trainer can also act as a light attack aircraft. It can carry upto 2000 kg of weapons including air to air missiles and for ground attack it can carry unguided rockets and bombs.

JL-9G naval fighter jet trainer under serial production