The Chinese way to build a blue water navy in iterations:What in any of the above previous posts make you think the current rumoured design for H-600 may not be final?
They already have their quick and dirty solution for AEW; that is the Z-8YJ.The Chinese way to build a blue water navy in iterations:
first have a STOBAR carrier, then a CATOBAR carrier
first have an interims-fighter, develop the real fighter later
and ... first have a quick and dirty solution for AEW, followed by a sophisticated aircraft
Because the Chinese people know that the procedures are more important than the material and it is better to have material available in short time to start with the procedures early.
Yes, just like how there are different procedures and tasks for a fighter designed to take off from a ski jump and a fighter designed to take off from a catapult.There are different procedures and tasks for helicopter and fixed wing AEW.
This graphic clearly implies there is no shared ancestry between the JZY-01 and the KJ-600 in terms of airframe, as I have said before. Not that you couldn't already tell this by looking at the planes themselves...
a problem can't be sophisticated- but it may need some sophistication to be solved.Try putting a radar on a aircraft and then asking it to land on a ship out at sea is a very sophisticated problem.