While Lockheed struggles to get the F35 into production it seems the Chinese are rapidly moving closer to a production stealth aircraft (J-20 – J22). We are not sure if this is a simple prototype or a pre-production aircraft, but the leaked photos certainly show solid stealth designs.
We know how hard and costly it is to build and bring into production stealthy aircraft. From the radar and heat resistant materials to the silent electronics. It is not easy to get it all right, just ask Boeing or Lockheed.
So what does this mean? Could we, like Apple, outsource our future stealth aircraft saving billions of dollars? Or should we be nervous militarily?
What do you think?