KJ-600: Chinese carrier-capable AEW: developments, news, progress ...


Bltizo

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Maybe it is not the final design, but an intermediate step to study technology and procedures in real operation.
What in any of the above previous posts make you think the current rumoured design for H-600 may not be final?
 

Intrepid

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What in any of the above previous posts make you think the current rumoured design for H-600 may not be final?
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.
 

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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.
They already have their quick and dirty solution for AEW; that is the Z-8YJ.
 

Bltizo

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There are different procedures and tasks for helicopter and fixed wing AEW.
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.


In any case, for H-600 I don't think we've heard anything that would suggest that it is not meant to intended to be developed as a fully mission capable aircraft.
 

Iron Man

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Interesting artist impression of the PLAN Naval Aviation's future carrierborne AEW type, the KJ-600 (also sometimes known as the KH-600) in comparison to the JZY-01 testbed. Also shown are a dedicated COD- and ASW-variant.

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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...
 

Orthan

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Any recent news on the aircraft itself?
I wonder if the kj-600 program is real beyond some mockup in wuhan, because a program like this takes quite a while to develop. Or perhabs they are taking their time, cause the carrier construction seems to be slow.
 

asif iqbal

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Ship borne AWACS is nothing short of a fully fledged space programme

Soviet’s couldn’t do even the British couldn’t not because they can’t but the politics didn’t allow them

KJ-600 is a very top tier programme

we will have to wait a very long time

Try putting a radar on a aircraft and then asking it to land on a ship out at sea is a very sophisticated problem
 

Tsavo Lion

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Try putting a radar on a aircraft and then asking it to land on a ship out at sea is a very sophisticated problem.
a problem can't be sophisticated- but it may need some sophistication to be solved.
FYI, China has a successful space program & flies Ka-31s at sea already.
For a lot of pundits "it would take many years" for China to build.. learn.. master.. deploy everything the US & Russia now has- & they been proved wrong.
 

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