The nose appears different. Could house a new AESA radar.Again I'm confused by this post I just found at Huitong's CMA-Blog:
"It was first rumored in mid-2020 that the next generation ASW aircraft (Y-9Q/High New 14?) based on Y-8Q was being developed at SAC for PLAN. First flight of Y-9Q is expected in 2021."
Any idea how this differs to a standard KQ-200/Y-8Q Cub/GX-6? (Image by GE via Huitong's CMA-Blog)
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There was an article from aionline from almost a year ago that mentioned that a y-20 AEW variant was under development.Ive heard about the refueling version of Y-20 but nothing on the AWAC variant. I think China is happy with KJ-500 for now.