|People's Republic of China|
|Shenyang Aircraft Corporation|
|In service, in production.|
|People's Liberation Army Air Force|
|24+ reported built|
The Shenyang J-16 (Chinese: 歼-16) is a 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.
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.
- 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:
- 8 × PL-12, and 4 × PL-9 air-to-air missiles
- Various bombs and rockets including BeiDou satellite-guided bombs and laser-guided bombs
- Anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles
- Electronic countermeasure (ECM) pods
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- J-16 Multi Role Fighter Bomber of China, J-16 fighter/bomber photos and introductions, AirForceWorld.com