Russian media said that China’s new transport aircraft will be equipped with improved early-warning 7
Data Figure: China’s transport network on the spread of improved carrier-based early warning aircraft, wind tunnel tests -7 pictures
According to Russia’s” Airport “Web site reported on May 18, China is currently developing a new long-range radar early warning aircraft carrier. “Jane’s Defense Weekly” recently published an article that this type of early warning aircraft will be shipped-7 transport aircraft based on research.
learned that the wind-tunnel tests of this carrier-based early warning aircraft photos have appeared on the Internet. Analysts pointed out that this is a smaller form of AWACS platform, in the external structure on active duty with the U.S. Navy’s E-2 “Hawkeye” similar.
Russian media said the military experts believe that this is the development of long-range early warning aircraft will be used to equip the Chinese Navy’s future aircraft carrier. However, “Jane’s Defense Weekly” also pointed out that this type of early warning aircraft will be deployed in China may not be purchased from the Ukraine, “Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier – the ship is not equipped for the catapult-assisted takeoff. Experts believe that China’s carrier-based early-warning equipment is likely to be installed for the new aircraft carrier catapult.
Russian media said that China is developing a carrier-based early warning about the news first appeared in 2005. Was published in a leading network visited an aircraft manufacturing company of Xi’an Institute of certain photos, which they photographed a ship-borne early warning aircraft model. Carrier-based early warning aircraft in 2005 photograph appeared that the project was included in China’s Ninth Five-Year Plan (2001-2005). In addition, last year appeared on the Internet have a carrier-based AWACS Chinese Y-7 photos. The aircraft are equipped with radar systems and had come out on the KJ-200 AWACS similar.
experts pointed out that the transport aircraft used to transport -7 airborne phased array radar system of the carrier, its body structure must be fundamentally changed. Meanwhile, the transport platform also install other large supporting avionics.
“Jane’s Defense Weekly” also pointed out that although the Chinese navy is currently obtained from the Russian Ka-31 multi-radar early-warning helicopters, but the aircraft was developed in the home-made Z-8 early-warning helicopters . Experts believe that the future Y-7 Z-8 carrier-based AWACS early warning helicopters, and will jointly assume the air for the aircraft carrier battle groups to provide early warning of the task. (Compass)