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FORBIN

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Didn't edit and add information in time.As the news which I heard described this regiment was in Weifang,Shandong.
Interesting, to see, but if as annouced a part replaced by J-16 in this case almost sure shelters build right now theseA-5 bases don' t have, so this will be a clue with last serials numbers on much aicrafts not identifiable for me Sat View is the solution but udapted maximum 1 - 2 times by year... or i hope infos reliable luckily found remains certain much more easy to know retirement of old A-5 than introduction of new J-16 !
 

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China has deployed its latest airborne early warning and control aircraft to an air base on the fringes of the disputed South China Sea, according to exclusive satellite imagery obtained by Defense News.

The photo taken March 24 by commercial satellite imagery company DigitalGlobe shows a pair of Shaanxi KJ-500 turboprop AEW&C aircraft with its distinctive radar dish on the ground at Jialaishi Air Base in the northern part of China’s Hainan island. Two other Y-8 aircraft — an older KJ-200 AEW&C aircraft, and the other possibly a Y-8J or Y-8X maritime patrol aircraft — can be seen alongside the KJ-500s.

This is the first time the KJ-500 has been deployed to Hainan, with China having previously rotationally deployed special mission aircraft detachments to the island. These detachments are drawn from two special-mission aircraft regiments of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy, or PLAN, based in northern China. The detachments are usually made up of a mixture of KJ-200 AEW&C aircraft with Y-8Js and Y-8Xs, and they tend to operate from Lingshui on the southeastern tip of Hainan.


However, Lingshui is currently undergoing large-scale construction work to improve its aircraft parking and possibly dispersal facilities, which would have forced the detachment to at least temporarily relocate. The March 24 image is the first time multiple Y-8s and/or Y-9s have been observed at Jialaishi.

Jialaishi is one of three major PLAN air bases in Hainan, which is located on the northern fringes of the South China Sea and its disputed islands. The three bases are normally home to three regiments of Shenyang J-11B Flanker fighters and a single regiment of Xi'an JH-7 fighter-bombers, from which they have been used on occasion to intercept U.S. military flights operating in nearby international airspace.

The KJ-500 is the latest AEW&C aircraft to be fielded by China and is expected to eventually replace the older KJ-200s currently in service. It is based on the Shaanxi Y-9 turboprop and carries a dorsal radar dish mounting an indigenous phased array radar with three fixed arrays angled at 120 degrees relative to each other for all-round coverage. Smaller radar arrays are carried on the nose and rear fuselage for additional coverage.

A satellite communications dome is mounted on top of the KJ-500’s radar dish along with side-looking electronic intelligence panels on both sides of the fuselage for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The type entered service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force in late 2014 or early 2015, with six KJ-500s known to have been delivered as of January 2017, including at least two for the PLAN.

Unverified photos of the PLAN’s KJ-500s have indicated that they are carrying serial numbers belonging to the Hainan-based 9th Naval Air Division, which if true would represent a departure from the previous PLAN practice of assigning AEW&C aircraft to special-mission naval aviation units. It would also suggest that these aircraft would be permanently stationed in Hainan instead of being assigned there on temporary rotations.
 
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LOL can't resist to say the article looks familiar to me after
Friday at 4:25 PM
according to DefenseNews Satellite image shows Chinese deployment of new aircraft to South China Sea


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oops I intended to post in
China's SCS Strategy Thread
then noticing
Hendrik_2000, Friday at 4:04 PM

saying Friday at 4:40 PM
LOL I posted

by mistake in
South China Sea Strategies for other nations (Not China)
and here I see
Hendrik_2000
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google translation of the paragraph
观察者网军事评论员表示,我国雷达技术已经进入了一个“井喷”期。这个机动营及其所装备的新型雷达,只是改革强军大潮中的“冰山一角”。仅仅是在2016年的珠海航展上,我国就展出了JY-26、JY-27A、YLC-8B等一系列具备反隐身能力的大型有源相控阵雷达。这其中的任何一款配合前文所述的多种先进雷达,足以在任何国家组建起先进的反隐身国土防空雷达网络。我们有理由相信,在全世界爱好和平人民的“一带一路”上,必然会有着中国雷达守护的身影。
from
空军首个机动雷达营列装新型装备 紧贴实战提升战斗力
2017-05-16 17:58:05
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"Observer network military commentators said that China's radar technology has entered a "blowout" period. The mobile and its equipped with a new type of radar, just reform the tide of the army in the "tip of the iceberg." Only in the 2016 Zhuhai air show, China exhibited JY-26, JY-27A, YLC-8B and a series of anti-stealth capability of large active phased array radar. Any one of these is in line with the advanced radar described above, enough to set up an advanced anti-stealth air defense radar network in any country. We have reason to believe that in the world peace-loving people "along the way", will inevitably have the shadow of the Chinese radar guard."

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Air Force Brat

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Supports the theory that the PLA bought Su-35's for operational needs, they will be wherever things are most likely to get hot. Or where there is the most need for actual intercepts, perhaps "unprofessional" ones?
exactly, but that "unprofessional" rolling inverted over an airplane full of crew??? that's gonna get old real fast, now that Commander Trump is at the Helm,,,, somebody's gonna push their luck too far, the fact that such "stoopidity" has thus far not resulted in losing an airplane is fortunate, but if this behavior continues there does come a point where you start to escort these bird with an F-22 just for deterrence, and somebody's gonna get their radar "smoked".

This is not the BHO administration, this isn't even the GWB administration, there will be consequences for that type of "reckless" behavior, it was funny on "Top Gun", but this ain't "Top Gun"!
 

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exactly, but that "unprofessional" rolling inverted over an airplane full of crew??? that's gonna get old real fast, now that Commander Trump is at the Helm,,,, somebody's gonna push their luck too far, the fact that such "stoopidity" has thus far not resulted in losing an airplane is fortunate, but if this behavior continues there does come a point where you start to escort these bird with an F-22 just for deterrence, and somebody's gonna get their radar "smoked".

This is not the BHO administration, this isn't even the GWB administration, there will be consequences for that type of "reckless" behavior, it was funny on "Top Gun", but this ain't "Top Gun"!
Isn't there one such rolling just happened days ago.
 
exactly, but that "unprofessional" rolling inverted over an airplane full of crew??? that's gonna get old real fast, now that Commander Trump is at the Helm,,,, somebody's gonna push their luck too far, the fact that such "stoopidity" has thus far not resulted in losing an airplane is fortunate, but if this behavior continues there does come a point where you start to escort these bird with an F-22 just for deterrence, and somebody's gonna get their radar "smoked".

This is not the BHO administration, this isn't even the GWB administration, there will be consequences for that type of "reckless" behavior, it was funny on "Top Gun", but this ain't "Top Gun"!
Brat, the Chinese air force and navy have operated like this and will continue to do so when confronted with hostile blatant spying attempts. Nobody cares if it's Obama, Trump, Bush, Hillary, or yourself. Bring F-22; would love to test all Chinese radars on it and get some nice data. China won't be intimidated by this garbage. And if you think you're right and I'm wrong, let's see what happens in the future. No need to clear anything up with me; just watch the news and wait for the next one. See if China backs off or whether they continue to intercept just this way (barrel roll 20 meters over the spy plane's cockpit). Let's see if F-22 dare show their faces by China's door or if they would much prefer to stay home and "kill" F-15/16 instead.
 
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Blackstone

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exactly, but that "unprofessional" rolling inverted over an airplane full of crew??? that's gonna get old real fast, now that Commander Trump is at the Helm,,,, somebody's gonna push their luck too far, the fact that such "stoopidity" has thus far not resulted in losing an airplane is fortunate, but if this behavior continues there does come a point where you start to escort these bird with an F-22 just for deterrence, and somebody's gonna get their radar "smoked".

This is not the BHO administration, this isn't even the GWB administration, there will be consequences for that type of "reckless" behavior, it was funny on "Top Gun", but this ain't "Top Gun"!
Got it in one, Brat! If PRC pilots keep conducting unprofessional and unsafe maneuvers, then it's only a matter of time before they cause yet another tragic accident.
 

Engineer

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Unprofessional? More like professionalism. The Chinese pilot kept the target in sight at all time and won't get any nasty surprise if the target were to suddenly pull up. Flying above the US plane without inverting would actually be idiotic, because neither side could see the other. This inverted manoeuvre is actually safer. Beside, in international airspace, Chinese aircraft can fly however the heck they want. America's concept of professionalism has no jurisdiction here.
 
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Got it in one, Brat! If PRC pilots keep conducting unprofessional and unsafe maneuvers, then it's only a matter of time before they cause yet another tragic accident.
There is no such thing as unprofessional Chinese behavior when reacting to hostile acts in its own backyard. If you invade someone else's EEZ to spy on them, all accidents are your fault; the owner can fight you as he sees fit.

Fun fact: "Unprofessional" is one of my favorite funny English words. It's what Westerners default to when describing something they just don't like but can't articulate why not without making fools out of themselves.

For example: "The Chinese should have flown their fighters half a mile away from our surveillance jet and continuously warned us by radio so we could ignore them and continue our intelligence mission against them. Instead, they went within 10 meters and barrel-rolled over our cockpit. Our pilot almost soiled himself and turned around immediately, thus foiling our mission."

That sounds stupid and incompetent so it came out like this: "The Chinese acted highly unprofessionally during their encounter with our surveillance craft so we shall lodge a(nother) complaint and hopefully get a code of professional conduct drafted (preferably one that leaves many loopholes for us to spy on them and bind them from doing anything about it)."
 
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