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For the first time, the PLAAAAAAF airplanes carried out continuous 24-hour patrols of a given area.


According to the Chinese CCTV 13, KJ-2000 long-range radar detection aircraft carried out continuous 24-hour patrols of a given area for the first time, providing monitoring of the ground, air and sea situation during this time.

According to the report, 3 of the KJ-2000 aircraft took part in the exercise, each of which made 2 departures, with the total duration of each aircraft patrolling the 8 hours. Aircraft passed each other in the air duty, thereby ensuring continuity of work. The operation was carried out successfully, despite the difficult weather conditions (wind, rain, decrease in temperature). Judging by the map, the patrol area was located in southern China.

It should be noted that at present, the Chinese DRLO KJ-2000 and KJ-200 airplanes do not have in-flight refueling systems, and the only H-6U bomber aircraft based on the Tu-16 bomber is hardly able to effectively refuel such heavy vehicles . At the same time, in 2011-2012, China entered into a contract for the purchase of 3 tanker aircraft IL-78 from the presence of the Ukrainian Air Force. There are plans to build a heavy Chinese tanker on the basis of a promising military transport aircraft Y-20.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2013 11: 25
    Yes, the Chinese comrades are "walking widely" ... Here are just "THEIR" airplane, which is very much like our A-50. Why's that lol
    1. 320423
      320423 April 4 2013 11: 37
      Well, if they bought them from us, then why should he not be like. laughing

      "As a result of the negotiations held in 1997 between Russia, Israel and the PRC, a contract was signed for the joint development, construction and subsequent delivery to China of airborne early warning and control systems" AI "(A-50I)."
      "Under the strongest pressure from the United States, Israel had to first suspend the implementation of the contract in the summer of 2000, and in the next 2001 officially notify the Chinese authorities of its refusal to participate in the project. The radio-technical complex was dismantled from the aircraft, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport until June 10, 2002 was handed over to the customer (without RTK), having made a flight to China. After Israel left the program, the PRC leadership decided to continue work on the program independently, equipping the aircraft it received. AI "radio-technical complex with AFAR, communication and data transmission facilities of national design, designed at the 14th Research Institute in Nanjing. According to some reports, the Chinese program for the creation of an AWACS aircraft received the conditional code" Project 998 ". Since other potential candidates for the role the PRC did not have a carrier of the AWACS radio complex, the subsequent serial radar patrol aircraft were decided was to build on the basis of part of the delivered in the 90s. to China transport Il-76MD "
    2. Wedmak
      Wedmak April 4 2013 11: 51
      And why wouldn’t it remind me if it was made on the basis of IL-76? Just called differently.
  2. 320423
    320423 April 4 2013 11: 47
    Work on the installation of equipment on the Il-76TD aircraft began at the end of 2002 by the Xian Aircraft Industry Co. aircraft building company. The KJ-2000 made its first flight in November 2003. In total, it is planned to equip four vehicles of this type. The latter is planned to enter the Chinese Air Force by the end of 2007.

    In mid-2004, the PLA leadership decided to deploy a separate AWACS and control aircraft regiment. The headquarters of the unit was deployed in Nanjing (Jiangsu province). In 2005, two KJ-2000 aircraft were delivered to this regiment. In addition, it is planned to include a detachment of AWACS and control aircraft based on the Y-8 aircraft, equipped with the Pinhengmu system, a sample of which is currently being tested. According to the statements of the Chinese side, specialists from Russia and Israel did not take part in the development of equipment and equipping the aircraft, but its appearance and some performance characteristics indicate the use of Russian and Israeli experience in R&D.
  3. old rocket man
    old rocket man April 4 2013 14: 14
    One can only be glad for the Chinese comrades.
    The enemy of our enemy is our friend.
    1. Hemi cuda
      Hemi cuda April 4 2013 14: 38
      In general, we don’t have friends, to one degree or another, only enemies.
      1. nickname 1 and 2
        nickname 1 and 2 April 4 2013 22: 52
        Quote: Hemi Cuda
        In general, we don’t have friends, to one degree or another, only enemies.

        The people, not individuals, but the PEOPLE, in their bulk, are our friends!

        Do not forget - we have many friends! Even among Afghans.
  4. assaker
    assaker April 4 2013 14: 49
    History repeats itself again and again in a vicious circle, bought copied bought copied no more ................... and all this with impunity, but it’s a pity the council could have been found !!!
  5. Odysseus
    Odysseus April 4 2013 16: 37
    KJ-2000, of course, is not amazing, but in general the dynamics of the development of the PRC Air Force is impressive.
  6. darksoul
    darksoul April 4 2013 18: 06
    Hmm .... the continuation of the Chinese victorious saga of copying weapons .... it hurts our A-50 AWACS resembles ... here are the people ... some scanners (((
    MY THOUGHT April 4 2013 21: 04
    Quote: svp67
    Yes, the Chinese comrades are "walking widely" ... Here are just "THEIR" airplane, which is very much like our A-50

    Soon, the engines on the j-20 will resemble the engines of the su-35, probably this is just a coincidence)
  8. Hius-124
    Hius-124 April 4 2013 22: 42
    Yes, they just searched for the airfield for a long time, there was cloudiness. laughing
  9. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang April 9 2013 12: 30
    Quote: Odyssey
    KJ-2000, of course, is not amazing, but in general the dynamics of the development of the PRC Air Force is impressive.

    And why, in fact, should it strike your imagination? VKP, he is the VKP. Compared to military air defense? So this is E ..... Th shame, not the county aviation.