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As stuff gets old, militaries have to choose between buying new stuff for lots of money, or patch up and upgrade their existing equipment or make slightly upgraded equipment on. To start the topic, the Chengdu J-7G is a heavily upgraded J-7 that entered service with the PLAAF in 2004 as a stop gap for the new J-10 and J-11 fighters. Wtih new avionics, weapons, engine, radar, fire control and a new cockpit and double delta wings, greatly improving the fighters abilities. It has been described as 'the finest fishbed ever built' by military analysist which is more or less the equivalent of being 'the world's tallest midget'. Either way, its a pretty nifty and cheap upgrade for a design thats 50 years old