PLAAF Breaking News (including articles with Pictures or videos)

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    Are we sure that missile is a YJ-83K and not a KD-88?


    That said; aren't KD-88 and YJ-83K missiles basically part of the same family anyway with near identical dimensions? So being able to carry and fire one would probably not require too much work to integrate the aircraft with the ability to fire the other.


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    Personally I'm more interested in what missiles/munitions were blurred out (there are two munitions racks blurred out)
     
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    Relevant video starts at 11:29.

    Shaheen VIII just concluded. Looks like they sent three different Flanker variants (J-11A/B and J-16), JH-7A, J-10C, and KJ-500 and other supporting aircraft. This must've broken a record for the diversity of aircraft present at a Shaheen exercise.
     
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    Might be possible, but the KD-88 usually has a cap on the front to cover the seeker and this one clearly has none - at least not the usual IIR/EO - so I assume it is a radar ....
     
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    Yes ... see also here: https://www.facebook.com/Modern-Chinese-Warplanes-611223845748378/

    See also this video:
     
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    carrier borne AWAC taking first flight.....

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    Hmmm??? IMO simply a Japanese E-2C! You can even see the Japanese roundel

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    From the Chinese military tender and procurement website. It appears research is underway for a helicopter-mounted 30mm cannon + turret.

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    China unveils supersonic spy drone during National Day military parade rehearsal
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/mil...rsonic-spy-drone-during-national-day-military

    • The DR-8 reconnaissance drone has a role in assessing the strike impact of China’s “aircraft carrier killer”, the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, and the DF-26 ballistic missile.
    • According to Zhou Chenming, a Beijing-based military commentator, the DR-8 could travel faster than the D-21, whose maximum speed is Mach 3.3[​IMG]
    • Also spotted in the rehearsal photos was China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile, which can deliver a manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle capable of shifting targets in flight.
    • Meanwhile, the PLA Air Force rolled out a new strategic bomber during the rehearsal on Sunday. Observers said the H-6N’s most notable feature was an aerial refuelling receptacle.
     
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    21 September various images of the PLAAF.....
     
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