A replica of the Russian early-warning aircraft that China has nine Israel and Sweden (Figure)
Data Figure: China” Air Police 2000 “AWACS Data Figure: China’s 200 medium-sized AWACS Air Force air marshals. Sina special photography: Pan Li
LONDON April 21 news: According to the Russian “military Messenger” magazine reported April 20, AWACS role in the modern Air Force is extremely important, not too much over-estimated how After all, there is no early warning of any large-scale air operations are very difficult to be effectively implemented. China has made progress in developing early warning aircraft, the successful imitation of the Israeli and Swedish products.
China has been very concerned about Israel’s early warning technology, as early as the 1990s wanted to introduce Russian Il-76 transport aircraft to use Israel as a platform for radar equipment A-50I AWACS, but in the strong U.S. pressure , Israel eventually tore up the contract, failed to deliver. But all appearances, China is still got some key technologies, which can independently develop the same Il-76 transport aircraft to flight based on radar, and success. Now China has a 4 “air marshals -200″ and 5 “Air Police 2000″ early warning aircraft.
as the mainstream of the Chinese Air Force flying the radar, “Air Police 2000″ project is actually A-50I generic version of the map, it is the Russian Il-76 transport aircraft as a platform to Israel “Phalcon “Radar-based imitation. As for the “Air Police -200″ is based on Chinese-made Y-8 transport aircraft as a platform, the main radar equipment is in Sweden, “Erieye” radar imitation. China plans to focus on the future development of airborne early warning platform, an echelon-depth configuration, “Air Police -200″ will be mainly used for cutting-edge search and surveillance, to the depth position in battle formation, patrolling the “Air Police 2000″ transmission of information by The latter command of air operations. Current airborne early warning and command system has not been battle-tested, in the case of exercise-related and rarely known to the public, it is difficult to say how much the implementation of this system in the end.
In addition, China is still “air marshals -200″ based on the Pakistan Air Force developed the ZDK-03 early warning aircraft, has delivered one. (Compiled: Shu-shan)