The J-10C uses a DSI inlet, which can ensure flight performance in the transonic speed range. The biggest advantage compared to the J-10A is that the DSI inlet can reduce the structural weight. In appearance, the DSI inlet is the biggest feature of the J-10C. The DSI inlet has become the standard for several Chinese-developed light fighters. The J-10C uses an active phased array radar, which has both powerful "air-to-ground" and "air-to-air" performance, and can also carry a variety of weapons. The J-10C air combat weapons include PL-10, PL-8, PL-12, and PL-15 air-to-air missiles; air-to-ground weapons include KD-88 air-to-ground missiles, YJ-91 anti-radiation missiles, and laser / Satellite-guided bombs can perform both air intercept missions and air-surface missions against ground targets and maritime targets. The multi-purpose capability is greatly improved compared to the J-10A.