PLAAF / PLANAF unit updates

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    Hey guys - and girls too - what do You think about a special tread dedicated only to the latest unit-news ?

    I know I am sometimes - o.k. always - a bit over-impatient and my interest in 5-digit serial numbers seems for a few either annoying or at lest more than strange ... anyway in mind of the latest images showing serial J-10Bs and J-16s I start this quest for "unit updates".

    Open issues for me right now:

    1. what is the first operational unit for the J-10B ? (are there even more than one ?)
    2. what is the first operational unit for the J-16 ?
    3. what is the unit and base of the PLANAF Y-8GX-6 and KJ-500H ?
    Other issues open ??? So let's begin.

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    Two more items: how will the PLAx structure UAV units? What's the structure of the helicopter force Xi Jinping promised as part of the 8,000 strong permanent UN Peacekeeping group?
     
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    Good idea :) but in general difficult, extremely difficult for know... !
    What is it o_O
     
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    Uppps ... I meant Y-8Q or Y-8GX-6 ! ... the ASW-version.
     
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    First frontline Rgt to receive J-10B is the 2nd Rgt/5th Div based to Guilin 25°11'39.12"N 110°19'13.55"E, Guangzhou MR normaly as all J-10 Rgt have 28 J-10B/S, J-10B replace J-10A.

    Note in this MR there is 6 J-7 Rgts and the 2 H-6K Rgts.
    CH J-10B 10631 - 2_ Div.jpg
    CH G.JPG
     
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    Second frontline Rgt to receive J-10B is the 56th Rgt/19th Div based to Zhengzhou 34°51'47"N 113°43'48"E have replaced J7II.
    Chine 56è Rgt.PNG

    http://www.scramble.nl/orbats/china/airforce

    GE 3 January 2016
    Chine 56è Rgt -2.PNG
    34°51'42.56"N113°43'11.23"E
     
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    10th Frontline AF Rgt equiped with J-10

    And again 2 ! maybe J-10A replaced out.
    42°52'54.42"N129°27'31.17"E 22 oct 2015
     
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    First of all, what kind of program with these bases You are using ???
    I have a very old kmz-file of PLAAF-bases ... but Yours look way better.



    Indeed, that's taken at Yanji. Would be interesting to know if they are J-10A or B ?

    J-10 at Yanji - 21. Div - 61. AR.jpg
     
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    Nothing special GE with customized icons for aircrafts types, more nice and easy to look, initialy KMZ files from "SOC" udapted with Navy also and i have it for all main AF and Navies in the world, only or almost combat units.

    So 3 new J-10 Rgts with 2nd Rgt/5th Div but in fact logic we don't have new units which have transitionned since end 2013 IIRC and work with production number.

    And same for JH-7A or B ? no news, thinking replace Q-5
     
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    three regiments sounds about right, given the number of produced j10b so far. We should be seeing 3 additonal regiments worth of j10b/c every two years.

    If only we could know for sure if they're going to j10a units first, or if they're replacing j7e/g units or even if they're going to j7II units (unlikely).

    I really wish there was some way of knowing how many old J7II are still in service...

    Possibly even a few j8 units could be replaced by j10b, since j11 production seems to be on a hiatus until D model is ready. J16 may replace them, of course, but there are many J8 units to be replaced, original su27 are getting old (so far some 40-50 of original russian deliveries have been retired, if scramble is to be believed) and J16 may also need to replace some Q5 which are getting long in the tooth.

    JH7B seems to be, for all intents, a dead project. There are still lots of H6 to be replaced, a lot of Xian's resources will go into Y20 programme, and by the time all that's finished the new bomber should emerge ready for production.
     
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