Xian's new anti-submarine plane

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    interesting, turboprop and feature AAMs.
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    Yes thanks, I've been looking for a much bigger picture of the new MPA.
     
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    Y-7 with AAM? Only in Xi'an I guess.
     
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    The USN once test fired AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles on their P-3 Orions... nothing came of that, from what I understand...
     
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    I read on Janes that it is called the fearless albatross or something
     
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    Who is capable of maneouvering a transport plane to point its nose at a fast moving target and keep it pointed at the target long enough to get a lock and press the launch button? Even with helmet mounted sight the target still has to be in the 60 degree cone in front of the plane.
     
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    It may not be targeting a fast moving target but another MPA or helicopter.

    Anyway, more pics.
     

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    With a 5th gen SRAAM you can pretty much shoot whatever is in range and tracked by your radar.
     
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    Except the radar has to point at the target to see it. Well, except for AESA, but it still need the target to be inside a cone in front of the radar.

    Submarine protection? Looking for enemy submarines while shooting at things that will threat one's own submarines?
     
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    Those fancy new infra red SRAAMs like the Python 5 could do it, but it seems like a great waste to put something like that on a mere MPA when first priority should be frontline fighters.
     

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