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China is close to creating analogues of the Russian tanker and AWACS aircraft

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The general public in the near future will be able to get acquainted with the tanker, created on the basis of the transport aircraft Y-20 PLA ​​Air Force. Based on the same model, aviation complex radio detection and guidance. As a result, the Y-20 will occupy one of the main niches in the ranks of Chinese aviation.


As Y-20 chief designer Tang Changghun explained, it is anticipated that the new air tankers will operate in conjunction with a very small fleet imported IL-78 Soviet-built. The Y-20 is able to transport about 90 tons of fuel, which is similar to the capabilities of the IL-78 and much more than the HU-6 can carry, carrying less than 30 tons on board, and therefore will have to say goodbye to it.

China uses smaller KJ-200 and KJ-500 AEW locally developed aircraft as AWACS. At the same time, a more massive KJ-2000 AEW machine based on the Russian transport aircraft Il-76 is being developed. At one time, it became the platform on which the A-50 Aircraft of the USSR Air Force was built, inherited by the Russian Aerospace Forces. However, the analogue created on the basis of the Y-20 will be equipped with more advanced technologies that increase its combat potential.

For example, as the Global Times explains, in contrast to the traditional radar, it will have a conformal radar design (phased arrays that fit into the fuselage of the aircraft), which will improve the detection capabilities of enemy stealth aircraft.
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  1. Stalllker
    Stalllker 26 February 2020 05: 17 New
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    I read the title of the article and choked on a bun wassat
    1. knn54
      knn54 26 February 2020 10: 24 New
      0
      And I read, and was not surprised.
  2. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 26 February 2020 05: 17 New
    +2
    At the same time, a more massive KJ-2000 AEW machine based on the Russian transport aircraft Il-76 is being developed. At one time, it became the platform on which the A-50 Aircraft of the USSR Air Force was built, inherited by the Russian Aerospace Forces. However, the analogue created on the basis of the Y-20 will be equipped with more advanced technologies that increase its combat potential.

    Though you don’t sell anything to them, they will take it all apart, measure it and remake it!
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 26 February 2020 08: 00 New
      +1
      Starover_Z (Yuri) Today, 05:17
      +2
      At the same time, a more massive KJ-2000 AEW machine based on the Russian transport aircraft Il-76 is being developed. At one time, it became the platform on which the A-50 Aircraft of the USSR Air Force was built, inherited by the Russian Aerospace Forces. However, the analogue created on the basis of the Y-20 will be equipped with more advanced technologies that increase its combat potential.

      Though you don’t sell anything to them, they’ll take it apart, measure it and remake it!
      National Chinese fun. wink
  3. Fedorov
    Fedorov 26 February 2020 06: 05 New
    +3
    Eka swung. and they still haven’t got rid of Tu-16 counterparts. They have stragga types. And whom and what, they are going to refuel.
    1. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
      Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations 26 February 2020 08: 32 New
      +7
      Quote: Fedorov
      Eka swung. and they still haven’t got rid of Tu-16 counterparts. They have stragga types. And whom and what, they are going to refuel.

      This is because we did not sell them a Tu-22, Tu-95 and Tu-160. And then they would now have a bunch of Y-22, Y-95 and Y-160 laughing
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 26 February 2020 06: 32 New
    +1
    And in the Russian Federation, on the contrary, "small" AWACS are needed .... And there are no medium and small carriers yet.
    1. NKT
      NKT 26 February 2020 06: 53 New
      +2
      Tu-214 as a carrier can be used
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 26 February 2020 11: 51 New
        +1
        It seems that they began to convert one Tu204 (214) into AWACS
    2. Fedorov
      Fedorov 26 February 2020 07: 06 New
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      They were by the way, and in considerable quantity. I have seen enough of them. True, they riveted them at the Antonovsky plant. And no, there is info.
  5. Carib
    Carib 26 February 2020 07: 03 New
    +1
    I wonder what, whose engines in them .. Our PS-90 or their own low-resource ...?
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 26 February 2020 11: 51 New
      +2
      4xD30 and cooked with the help of Ukrainians something like PS90.
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 26 February 2020 12: 57 New
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        Judging by the appearance - the engines are very ancient. Xerox is Xerox: engines are not the most modern; keel, whether from A400 roofing felts S-17; general view is clearly IL-76. The guys try and advance sooner or later ... sad
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 26 February 2020 15: 32 New
          +2
          Russian turbojet engines .... the contract was almost 400 ... They also put bombers on Y20
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 26 February 2020 16: 05 New
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            Well then, it’s not surprising, but to put these engines on an allegedly modern plane - only from hopelessness
            1. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 26 February 2020 16: 20 New
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              In their place I would put the PS90 ..... a large aircraft
              1. Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell 26 February 2020 16: 30 New
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                Quote: Zaurbek
                In their place I would put the PS90 ..... a large aircraft
                Wait, wait, give time - they probably work, we will still see the PS90 from Xerox.
                Especially if
                Quote: Zaurbek
                cooked with the help of Ukrainians
                1. Zaurbek
                  Zaurbek 26 February 2020 17: 31 New
                  +1
                  They work with Ukrainians.
                  1. Pete mitchell
                    Pete mitchell 26 February 2020 18: 35 New
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                    Quote: Zaurbek
                    They work with Ukrainians.

                    Capitalism, however, is not surprising. Especially if you take into account what happened in the country 404 the last quarter century
  6. skif8013
    skif8013 26 February 2020 07: 51 New
    +1
    They will create, be tired of their tales. Do and show firsthand. And then ours, too, can do that, look at the moon and Mars, consider we are already flying.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 26 February 2020 08: 22 New
    +1
    Sohu, I don’t hear the sound of a jaw falling on the floor.
  8. Old26
    Old26 26 February 2020 12: 41 New
    +6
    Quote: Fedorov
    They were by the way, and in considerable quantity. I have seen enough of them. True, they riveted them at the Antonovsky plant. And no, there is info.

    AWACS aircraft and in considerable numbers? Antonovskys? and you can find out what these "small" AWACS aircraft were. As far as is known, the people of Kiev made at one time THREE AN-71 aircraft and an antenna fairing on the AN-72/74 keel. And so that "small" ones - do not hear at all ...

    Quote: Fedorov
    Eka swung. and they still haven’t got rid of Tu-16 counterparts. They have stragga types. And whom and what, they are going to refuel.

    It is these strategists who are going to. On the TU-16, its regular engine was replaced with a more powerful one. Range increased

    Quote: skif8013
    They will create, be tired of their tales. Do and show firsthand. And then ours, too, can do that, look at the moon and Mars, consider we are already flying.

    They do it ...