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China's Most Advanced Early Warning Aircraft, Accelerated Delivery

Sep 11, 2019

Since the beginning of the year, the Chinese Air Force has taken over seven Air Police-500 AWACS aircraft. If you add the five aircraft that will be taken over, the total number will reach 12, and this capacity is also among the best in the world.


For such high-speed construction of the Air Police-500 early warning aircraft, relevant military experts believe that this is mainly to further adapt to the urgent development needs of our military's modernization of the air force in recent years. As we all know, the Chinese Air Force has developed rapidly in recent years. The comprehensive performance of the new fighters represented by the Jian-20 and Jian-16 in the world is also commendable, but the development of the early warning aircraft has seriously dragged the Chinese Air Force's hind legs.


The existing Air Police-2000 large-scale early warning aircraft is constrained by the number of platforms (Russian supply bottleneck and stability problems), and the Air Police-200 medium-sized early warning aircraft has insufficient performance. The Chinese Air Force needs a better performance than the Air Police-200. Early warning aircraft. In addition, the three fighters of the Chinese Air Force, the Jian-20, Jian-16 and Jian-10C, are very high-information models. In order to let these main fighters play the greatest combat power in actual combat, only with the air police - 500 early warning aircraft synergy can be achieved.


As the leading global airborne police-500 early warning aircraft, the three-plane active phased array radar is the one with the highest accuracy of all early warning aircrafts and the farthest detection distance between the same carrier platform and antenna size. Specifically, the solid-state active phased array radar used in the Air Police 2000 early warning aircraft can achieve a maximum detection distance of 470 kilometers, but its actual tracking distance for different targets is much shorter. The Air Police-500 AWACS has obvious advantages compared with it. As long as it detects the target at a certain distance, it can effectively track this target effectively, and the efficiency is much higher than that of the Air Police 2000 and the Air Police 200.


The main task of the Pili-21 ultra-long-range air-to-air missile with a 400-kilometer range of the Chinese Air Force's main fighters Jian-20, Jian-16 and Jian-10C is to carry out over-the-horizon air strikes. Therefore, the medium-range guided mission is only Can be handed over to the Air Police-500 AWACS for implementation. For large targets such as E-2 and E-3, the Air Police-500 can perform a tracking distance of at least 400 km. For stealth targets like the F-22. It is also possible to achieve an effective tracking distance of no less than 200 kilometers.


From now on, the AIM-120D air-to-air missile with the longest range of the US military has a maximum interception distance of 150 kilometers. As long as this distance, the Air Police-500 early warning aircraft can be discovered early, and its command escort Jian-20 or It was guided by the Jian-10C and other fighters, and the Pili-15 long-range air-to-air missile was launched to strike it. The J-15 air-to-air missile has a 200-meter original range, which is much higher than the US military AIM-120D air-to-air missile, allowing the Air Police-500 to command.


Comprehensive analysis shows that the cooperative operation of the early warning aircraft and the fighter aircraft can achieve a powerful cooperation between the precise guidance and the effective attack. This is the most powerful value of the Air Police-500. In actual combat, with the current strength of the world's air force, the cooperation between the Air Police-500 and the Jian-20, Jian-16, and Jian10C fighters has basically reached the world's top level.