Hong Kong media reports the details of the PLA Air Police 2000 early warning aircraft (Figure)
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newspaper freelance writer Zhang Liwei
AWACS air marshals -2000
the Chinese Air Force ace, although the aircraft has been in last year’s National Day parade in appearance, but its specific performance parameters is still a secret. February issue of Hong Kong, “Asia-Pacific Defense” magazine, published in the journal of the Air Force unit had served in China, currently retired expatriate pilots Tommy Huang (pseudonym), interview, reference and air marshals on some of the anecdotes -2000 .
radio waves to “play tricks”
group is an independent professional Chinese Air Force electronic warfare units. The Department’s core strength is the air marshals -2000 and Y-8 transport aircraft early warning aircraft, which is mounted unmanned drone, is responsible for providing training support. Another multi-aircraft regiment, and H-6, Tu-154 aircraft, civil aircraft modified by the addition of air testing machine, model ranks first among many army.
had served in the regiment of Tommy Huang said that all the electronic warfare aircraft operations by the fixed unit, because even the same type of machine have different internal devices. He said he then came close to being selected as the pilot air marshals -2000, “call the outside air marshals -2000, in fact, we do not say the regiment, but I can not tell you how we call it the machine is loaded too much experimental equipment, crew and sometimes even the person next in Gansha are not very understanding, because the professional level is too high coupled with the source of complex systems, the integration takes on a lot of time because I just did not go back. “
retired pilots, according to the introduction, to the very time the enemy’s” eyes “(electronic reconnaissance system) blindfolded, the key is to find out the opponent’s electronic spectrum of weapons, which was capture the signal prior to storage analysis. He claimed that air marshals -2000 had this special ability, it can tracking ship at sea and electronic surveillance with the help of interference with other communications, and radio waves to “play tricks.” “Put it bluntly, that is, to the space radar satellite to the ground all the parameters, all integrated into their own data repository, which is said was the first time in the world do so, scientists really great.”
Tommy Huang said: “The military has a dedicated electronic warfare fleet, but did not equip us well in the big military bombing, troop transport, the only sporadic attachment with electronic aircraft. … We each group will pay attention to avoid civilian aircraft flight and ground air traffic control will help, because we do not like people to see, even the living quarters are relying on the base perimeter, is to ‘isolate’ as well, outside told us to ‘detect interference group ‘, it is wrong, because we are engaged in electronic warfare, as long as the reported’ independent groups’ within the military no wonder, when the share of reported results is the glory of others would not think. “
is not easy to control a good early-warning
AWACS is a modern air force’s combat power multiplier, China attaches great importance to the development of airborne early warning capability. British “Jane’s Defense Weekly” and other publications have reported that in 1996 China to the UK to buy a “King Air” early warning radar, and the installation of the Y-8 aircraft. The radar target of the remote executable on the sea tracking, IFF, guidance interception tasks, and can store 250 goals, but also can simultaneously track 50 targets and simultaneously guide the 12 batch batch aircraft operations.
1997, China, Russia and Israel reached an agreement. China plans to buy four equipped with Israeli-made radar early warning aircraft, the total value of $ 1 billion. Russia under the contract in October 1999 the first aircraft to Israel, the body, Israel Aircraft Industries for the installation of “Phalcon” radar. But this transnational cooperation project under the U.S. intervention in a miscarriage. China has been gradually on the basis of hardware and software, combined with their independent development of technology early warning aircraft.
the outside world that the air marshals -2000 In addition to play the data relay satellites and ground stations, the design standards also cf the PLA’s ground radar command and control systems, command, control, ability to achieve the same level of several batches of aircraft. It is not just a simple early warning aircraft, or a series satellites and ground radar, air experiment platform. But because the system load is quite large, to be overcome in the design of high power consumption and heat dissipation and other problems.
Tommy Huang also said: “As far as I know, not good flying air marshals -2000, aircraft weight distribution has changed, not according to the data on the driver’s manual, because the book can not keep up equipment change, ie equipment, often changing, but the book did not have time amended. … On the other hand, I trust the pilot is now driving the machine, because within two hours after takeoff, air refueling is very difficult to do, so as to achieve maximum flight distance and in addition to very hard pilots, the cabin has a lot of head of technical staff, and sometimes have to line up on the toilet, it is very hard. “