So, does this shed any lights on whether this is an ASW helicopter or not?The FLIR would be complementary with the nose radar which has a grey dome.
CEC means Cooperative Engagement Capability. Its not radar. Its networking. The radar or sensor information gathered on the helicopter would be communicated to a ship.
My opinion and this is an opinion that is subject to open discussion, is that what you see is a base utility, one that can do search and scout, variant that can be in the future, evolved into different variants including more specialized ASW variant and even an AEW variant. In the form it is right now, it might be able to support over the horizon targeting of surface targets by anti ship missiles from an ally ship.So, does this shed any lights on whether this is an ASW helicopter or not?
Can somebody explain how capable are Chinese at Anti submarine warfare , cause i heard American submarines are quieter then a school of small plankton thats really quiet , my uncle Jack told me this hes a retired WW2 submariner , Uss Caiman SS 323This Z-20 is a GP versian for the navy and not a specialised ASW version. The ASW version will field a bigger search radar underneath