China displays FC-31 fighter at Saudi defence show in bid to increase exports as Middle East nations explore options

by Seong Hyeon Choi at

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    China’s state-owned aircraft manufacturers were out in force in Saudi Arabia last week, showcasing their latest in fighter jet technology with the hope of exporting more orders to the region.
    One major source of interest at the World Defence Show in Riyadh was a model of the FC-31, China’s newest fifth-generation fighter jet built by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (Avic) and China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (Catic).