Asymmetric Dialogue

Aerial refuelling capability of China's J-20 fighter confirmed

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has shown video footage confirming the in-flight refuelling capability of China's J-20 multirole 'fifth-generation' fighter aircraft. 
Two Chinese J-20 multirole fighters fly in formation during the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai.
Photo by: Via China Ministry of National Defense
However, the images, which show the platform's refuelling probe being extended and retracted, were pixelated to obscure any details, and no images of the J-20 undertaking in-flight refuelling have yet to be released.
The J-20 was one of the principal exhibits at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai, which has become a key event, not only for displaying Chinese equipment promoted to potential overseas customers, but also as a conduit through which information on China's military capabilities can be released in a controlled but unofficial way.