PLA AEW&C, SIGINT, EW and MPA thread


Deino

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No.12 KJ-500 under the PLA Eastern Theater Command, suggesting that its serial number is 30172:

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Interesting since these two-digit numbers were indeed a mystery to me. However they are surely not 30172, since they are from the Naval Aviation.
As such it could be a KJ-500H from the 1st Naval Aviation Division at Shanghai with former the number 81112.
 

xyqq

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Probably #86 Y-8Q MPA:

Y8Q-86.jpg

Somehow, '8' got erased but '6' survived:

Y8Q-86-front.jpg

It sat abreast with 6 other MPAs on the parking apron:

Y8Qprep.jpg

After one or more of them completed a whole-day exercise on March 10, 2021:

Y8Q-prep3.jpg

Start-up in the morning:

Y8Q-prep1.jpg

Pre-flight check:

Y8Q-prep.jpg
 

xyqq

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Interesting since these two-digit numbers were indeed a mystery to me. However they are surely not 30172, since they are from the Naval Aviation.
As such it could be a KJ-500H from the 1st Naval Aviation Division at Shanghai with former the number 81112.

#14 KJ-500 spotted (source: @ Eastern Theater):

KJ-500-14.jpg

KJ-500 #10:

KJ-500#10.jpg

Three KJ-500s (the left one seems to be #10 or #11):

KJ-500x3-14.jpg

Four in a row:

KJ-500x4.jpg

A 5-digit serial number in the same unit:

KJ-500-night.jpg

Two KJ-500s (the left one with a 2-digit number):

KJ-500x2.jpg
 
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sequ

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Does anyone have an estimate or confirmed number of how many KJ-500 there are in service?
 

by78

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Screen grabs of KJ-500's cockpit.

51110411916_35f172f964_k.jpg

51109846592_a96413eef2_k.jpg

51109846602_68ad00d029_k.jpg
 

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