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Bltizo

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Ähhhmm??? this is a YJ-83K in the middle... does this mean the J-10C is capable of using this missile too? It was at least not confirmed so far.
Are we sure that missile is a YJ-83K and not a KD-88?


That said; aren't KD-88 and YJ-83K missiles basically part of the same family anyway with near identical dimensions? So being able to carry and fire one would probably not require too much work to integrate the aircraft with the ability to fire the other.


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Personally I'm more interested in what missiles/munitions were blurred out (there are two munitions racks blurred out)
 

siegecrossbow

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Relevant video starts at 11:29.

Shaheen VIII just concluded. Looks like they sent three different Flanker variants (J-11A/B and J-16), JH-7A, J-10C, and KJ-500 and other supporting aircraft. This must've broken a record for the diversity of aircraft present at a Shaheen exercise.
 

Deino

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Are we sure that missile is a YJ-83K and not a KD-88?


That said; aren't KD-88 and YJ-83K missiles basically part of the same family anyway with near identical dimensions? So being able to carry and fire one would probably not require too much work to integrate the aircraft with the ability to fire the other.


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Personally I'm more interested in what missiles/munitions were blurred out (there are two munitions racks blurred out)
Might be possible, but the KD-88 usually has a cap on the front to cover the seeker and this one clearly has none - at least not the usual IIR/EO - so I assume it is a radar ....
 

Deino

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Relevant video starts at 11:29.

Shaheen VIII just concluded. Looks like they sent three different Flanker variants (J-11A/B and J-16), JH-7A, J-10C, and KJ-500 and other supporting aircraft. This must've broken a record for the diversity of aircraft present at a Shaheen exercise.
Yes ... see also here:
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Finally the first images of the joint Sino-Pakistan "Shaheen VIII 2019" exercise were released including the J-16 (98th Brigade), J-11B (unknown brigade), Su-30MKK (85th Brigade), JH-7A (110th Brigade), J-10C (unknown brigade), Y-8GX-3 and the
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Pakistan Air Force with JF-17s (14th Sqn), F-7PG (23rd Sqn) and Mirage-V EF/ROSE-II (25th Sqn).
See also this video:
 

Xsizor

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China unveils supersonic spy drone during National Day military parade rehearsal
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  • The DR-8 reconnaissance drone has a role in assessing the strike impact of China’s “aircraft carrier killer”, the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile, and the DF-26 ballistic missile.
  • According to Zhou Chenming, a Beijing-based military commentator, the DR-8 could travel faster than the D-21, whose maximum speed is Mach 3.3
  • Also spotted in the rehearsal photos was China’s hypersonic DF-17 missile, which can deliver a manoeuvrable re-entry vehicle capable of shifting targets in flight.
  • Meanwhile, the PLA Air Force rolled out a new strategic bomber during the rehearsal on Sunday. Observers said the H-6N’s most notable feature was an aerial refuelling receptacle.
 

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