Monday, March 25, 2019

PLANAF unit of the day: 2nd "Specialized" Division, PLA Naval Aviation

Time to check in with our old friends at the 2nd "Specialized" Division, PLA Naval Aviation.  It now has:
3x Y-8X Maritime Patrol Aircraft
4x Y-8J AWACS aircraft with British GEC-Marconi Argus-2000 radar,
6x KJ200 "Balance Beam" AEW Aircraft
4x Y-8GX8 ELINT Aircraft
1x Y8C Basic Y-8 Transport Aircraft
4x Y-8GX2 ELINT Aircraft
 Note that I first blogged this unit 10 years ago (see below) with 6 known birds, it sure has grown a lot since then

Multi-type early warning (EW) aircraft attached to an aviation division with the navy of the PLA Northern Theater Command sit abreast on the flightline prior to the round-the-clock flight training on subjects as the early warning detection, the command and control in late March, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Xing Yun)
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 Operators aboard a KJ-200 early warning (EW) aircraft attached to an aviation division with the navy of the PLA Northern Theater Command keep eyes on the air situation during the round-the-clock flight training on subjects as the early warning detection, the command and control in late March, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Xing Yun)




A KJ-200 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft attached to an aviation division with the navy of the PLA Northern Theater Command flies in the sky during a round-the-clock flight training exercise in late March, 2019. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Xing Yun)


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Photos of the day: 4th Air Regiment, 2nd "Specialized" Division, PLA Naval Aviation, patrols during Spring Festival holiday

A KJ-200 airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft attached to a Navy aviation regiment under the PLA Northern Theater Command the taxies towards the runway in a military airfield in Jiaodong Peninsula, east China’s Shandong province during an air patrol mission in the 2018 Spring Festival holiday. (eng.chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Xing Yun)





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




2 comments:

jason toms said...

These are all aircraft that we don't normally see. Great photos.

Coatepeque said...

Thanks