From 12 - 11.30.2015, Air China and Thailand have held exercises at a base on Thai soil, the Chinese side bring J-11 to attend the host country also use this type of fight its most advanced engine is JAS-39C / D Gripen .
In addition, the PLA also sent both tumbling Bat squadron equipped with the most famous fighter J-10 next to perform.
The exercises showed fatal weakness of the J-11 fighter compared to the West, it is the Chinese aircraft always have time to take off later than the Gripen C / D to 1 minute when using the same road ice.
Besides the unreasonable is shown in the training, can not deny that the domestic engine performance equip J-11 is not as advertised, leading to losses in combat trousers round.
Thus, we can see that the most advanced fighters of the Chinese Air Force is still a certain gap when compared with the European aircraft manufacturer.
Significantly, JAS-39 Gripen is being seen as a bright candidate to replace the role of the MiG-21, new "retired" in the Air Force Vietnam.
With great expression in the field, clear Gripen fighter scored in the eyes of observers, prospects are Vietnam choices and thus become very much clearer.