Sunday, October 05, 2014

Want to know the status of PLAN's latest Y-8 Catalog III, High New 8, ELINT bird?

Just ask the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF),  they have been paying close attention and with internet photos to proof.  This new class of ELINT (High New 8) bird entered service in late 2013 and it is now paroling north of Taiwan.     

Saturday, November 10, 2012

PLANAF 2nd "Specialized" Division getting three more Y-8GX5 AEW&C birds

Judging from the latest PR release of the PLAN-AF 2nd 'specialized" division, its fourth regiment is getting at lease three new Y-8GX5  (KJ-200) AEW&C aircrafts

Saturday, April 25, 2009

PLANAF 2nd "Specialized" Division

PLANAF 2nd "Specialized" Division, North Sea Fleet, PLA Navy is headquartered in Dialing with primary focus on ASW, ELINT and other EW related missions. It was commissioned in April 1952 in Ningbo’s Zhuang Airport from Army’s 138th Division, 44th Army, 4th Field Army with Lai Jinhua as its first commander. Its three regiments are: 4th, 5th and the 6th.

PLANAF 4th Specialized Regiment, HQ Shangdong Laiyang Airport
Aircraft Serial Number (93x1)

Known Aircraft
Y8J Airborne Early Warming: 9301, 9311, 9321
Y8GX2 ELINT: 9331, 9341, 9351

9341 took part in the recent Naval Review

PLANAF 5th Flying boat Regiment, HQ QingDao Tuandao Airport
Aircraft Serial Number (91x3), PLA Daily’s special section on the 5th

Known Aircraft
SH-5 ASW flying boats (9113, 9123, 9133, 9143)

PLANAF 6th Specialized Regiment, HQ Dalian Tuchengzi Airport
Aircraft Serial Number (92x1)

Y-8X Maritime Patrol Version: 9261, 9271, 9281, 9291

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