So with that cleared up.
Now enter the J-20's...or I should say the J-20's will be leading the fight against our Carrier Battle Group in this scenario.
A two ship formation of J-20's flew ahead of the main force of SU-27 fighters to locate and provide targeting information. The Chinese are nothing but thorough. The J-20's on the surveillance mission are really redundant. They have purposefully placed their space station in orbit to remain over the Pacific ocean. Chinese Astronauts wear two hats. Scientist and Military Intel Specialist. They have been keeping tabs on the US carrier since it left Pearl Harbor. Additionally they have a constellation of spy sats that are equipped with one mission in mind. Maritime surveillance.
The J-20's are the vanguard of a group of 40 others that are headed to the CBG.
Destroy the Escorts.
The good news for the Chinese and the bad news for our guys is this. The Chinese have been eating our lunch for years. Not only do they have a network of spies inside both our defense industry and government but they have also penetrated our computer systems.
Because of this the Chinese have improved the coatings on the J-20. When we developed stealth pods to carry missiles externally on the F-35 and F-22, the Chinese simply helped themselves to the information that we labored to produce.
The J-20 fly high and fast. They've been vectored by sats and the space station. Once they've located the prey they relay that information to the follow on strikers.
The strike J-20's benefiting from the improvements follow the same flight path. The Burke's pick up intermittent reflections and fighters are scrambled just in case.
Now that the CBG has been located the Recon J-20's pull back. Its up to the strikers now. They're coming head on to the Burke's providing cover and since the J-20's frontal cross section is where this airplane is stealthiest they never pick them up.
The J-20's launch at distance...mere minutes before the other parts of the strike package let off.
The Burke's are good...but the Chinese only have to be lucky.
This was a heavy escort group. It had 10 Burke's assigned to the CBG.
After the J-20's are finished only 5 remain. The opening salvo of this mythical conflict cost the US 1500 sailors dead, 900 wounded and recovered and 400 missing.