The Guizhou JL-9, also known as the FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle, is a family of two-seat supersonic advanced jet trainer and light combat aircraft developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Import/Export Company for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and the People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force .
The FTC-2000 is developed from the JJ-7/FT-7, the two seat trainer version of Chengdu J-7, the Chengdu J-7 is a Chinese variant of Mig-21.
The FTC-2000 uses a new wing, a forward fuselage with side air intakes, and a glass cockpit; the engine, empennage, and mechanical controls of the JJ-7/FT-7 are retained.
14.555 m (47 ft 9 in) excluding nose-probe
8.32 m (27 ft 4 in)
4.105 m (13 ft 6 in)
26.15 m2 (281.5 sq ft)
7,800 kg (17,196 lb) clean
7,900 kg (17,417 lb) normal
Max take-off weight
9,800 kg (21,605 lb)
2,000 kg (4,409 lb) internal + up to 1,302 kg (2,870 lb) in external tanks