ZHUHAI CITY, China, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- China's J-20 stealth fighter made its public debut Tuesday during the International Aviation and Aerial Space Exhibition, state-run CCTV reports.
Two J-20s made ascending maneuvers and vertical overturns during the demonstration in Zhuai City in Guangdong province, CCTV reported.
The next-generation fighter was developed and built by Chengdu Aircraft Industries Group, an Aviation Industry Corporation of China subsidiary.
It made its maiden flight in 2011.
The twin jet, fifth-generation jet is part of Beijing's military modernization efforts.
Also known as Airshow China, the event has become one of the largest of its kind. A number of Chinese-made weapons are expected to be on sale to buyers in Asia and Africa. China's Caihong-5 "Rainbow" surveillence and combat drone, recently approved for export, may also draw potential buyers. The CH-5 draws comparisons to the United States' MQ-9 Reaper hunter-killer drone.