PLA AEW&C, SIGINT, EW and MPA thread


Deino

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They are cheap.

Sorry, but that's a lame argument, or is the Saab 340 AEW series also cheep?
Point is, it was the best and most affordable (maybe that's what you meant with cheep?) platform to build an own medium-sized AEW substituting the larger heavier (and most likely more expensive) KJ-2000.
 

foxmulder_ms

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Sorry, but that's a lame argument, or is the Saab 340 AEW series also cheep?
Point is, it was the best and most affordable (maybe that's what you meant with cheep?) platform to build an own medium-sized AEW substituting the larger heavier (and most likely more expensive) KJ-2000.

But they are cheap. We are comparing turboprop aircrafts to turbofan ones and turpoprops are always cheaper. On top, it is the only platform China has for the job anyway.

And yes, Saab 340 AEW is cheaper than Embraer R-99 when we consider base aircraft.

Even when C919 (or CR-929) becomes available, many of these specialty aircrafts will keep using Y-9 base.
 

Hendrik_2000

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Wow It has an excellent range cover most of South China sea and beyond with this photo it is now confirmed that indeed it can carry torpedo. China ASW got tremendous boost with this plane. Hope they can train experience operator and integrate it with other sensor like sossus
It is fitted with four openings to deploy sonobuoys (SQ-4 and SQ-5 by AVIC), and a cargo bay that can carry anti-submarine grenades and torpedoes. Rumors mention the ability to carry four YJ-83K anti-ship missiles under the KQ-200 wings, but this has yet to be confirmed.

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New Details On China’s KQ-200 Maritime Patrol Aircraft
A recent video report by CCTV sheds some new light on the KQ-200 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy).

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29 Apr 2019
The KQ-200 (also known as Y-8Q or GX-6 or High New 6) MPA is based on the Y-8 Category III Platform featuring WJ-6C turboprops with 6-blade each. The Y-8 is a medium transport aircraft produced by Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation (SAC), itself based on the Soviet An-12. Y-8 Category III is the base platform for most Chinese special mission aircraft.

The KQ-200 is designed to equip the PLAN Air Force (naval aviation force) of the North Sea Fleet and South Sea Fleet.

The first two prototypes were first seen at the SAC factory airfield in November 2011. The mass production is believed to have begun in 2015. According to our colleagues from East Pendulum, a
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was opened in December 2016, the answer the high demand for the platform.

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KQ-200 MPA of the PLAN

The aircraft has a range of approximately 5,000 km and a patrol endurance of about 10 hours.
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The KQ-200 range from Lingshui Air Base, estimated at 2,000 km. Image via EastPendulum.

The KQ-200 is equipped with a surface search radar (under the nose), an electro-optic payload under the fuselage and a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) at its tail.

It is fitted with four openings to deploy sonobuoys (SQ-4 and SQ-5 by AVIC), and a cargo bay that can carry anti-submarine grenades and torpedoes. Rumors mention the ability to carry four YJ-83K anti-ship missiles under the KQ-200 wings, but this has yet to be confirmed.
 
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xyqq

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Where is the high altitude torpedo I haven't seen it sofar
GX-6 weapon bay and bombs. first time seen
Is this light weight torpedo? But how they are going to release fly close to the water surface?
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Is this light weight torpedo? But how they are going to release fly close to the water surface?
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Yes, similar to Z-9C dropping Yu-7 with a parachute:
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asif iqbal

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Now here is the chance to hone the skill submarine finding. They should swarm SCS with KQ200
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swarm attacks are done by generally poorer countrys who have limited high tech resources and use low tech solutions, which what a swarm attack is

China is a world leading power and does not need to use these kind of "desperate" techniques
 

ougoah

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swarm attacks are done by generally poorer countrys who have limited high tech resources and use low tech solutions, which what a swarm attack is

China is a world leading power and does not need to use these kind of "desperate" techniques
These attacks may be useful and cost effective. Why ignore them to preserve some "image". Many leading powers in whatever field are often too arrogant, like they're too above doing something the poor guy engages in. It's foolish to ignore something useful. White cat, black cat, as long as it catches mice remember.
 

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