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Hood said:
Rumours that the Chinese are looking to develop a successor for the J-15 which might not be turning out to be such a practical carrier-borne fighter after all.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/beijing-keen-to-develop-j-15-successor-report-449956/

CATOBAR, three catapults, conventional. Possibly/probably depicted below, with an alright summary from Jane's http://www.janes.com/article/81249/image-emerges-showing-possible-design-of-china-s-third-aircraft-carrier

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But the source article from SCMP is a bit silly -- there was always going to be a successor to J-15, a 5th generation fighter, but it didn't have anything to do with J-15 being inherently unsuitable for carrier operations or any of the accidents that J-15s have had, but because the J-15 would obviously be unable to contend with opposing 5th generation fighters like F-22 and F-35.

If anything I expect the J-15 to continue being a part of the future carrier's airwing in some form, either through a new family of J-15s with J-16 level avionics, and/or the electronic warfare variant J-15s, along with the future 5th generation fighter.
 

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Long expected and finally confirmed officially by AVIC/SAC new J-15s (Batch 03) are being produced. In contrast to previous batches they have a green primer.
The text says: "resuming production, full steam ahead...", confirming previous rumors that a new production line is operating for some time.

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Long expected and finally confirmed officially by AVIC/SAC new J-15s (Batch 03) are being produced. In contrast to previous batches they have a green primer.
The text says: "resuming production, full steam ahead...", confirming previous rumors that a new production line is operating for some time.

(Images via by78/SDF)

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View: https://twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1313846989818408962
 

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Any info why J-15 using AL-31 outside J-15T? If it because older production batch, will China produce new J-15 (STOBAR) with WS-10? Or just use J-15T on their sky jump carrier?
 

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The new j-15 with extended flaps and slats is a beauty to behold. Also the new sapphire IRST housing us huge. Wonder what kind of powerful EO equipment is behind it.

Edit: was intending on posting about IRST but I apparently spaced and just assumed I did. My brains no work 2 bigly 2dae.
 
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