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Chinese carrier-borne AEW&C aircraft ?
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:21:46 AM »
IHS Jane's 360 - 30 January 2017
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Images posted on online forums show what appears to be a full-scale model of a Chinese navalised airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft on China's land-based carrier mock-up: an indication that the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is seeking to equip a future carrier with such aircraft.

Published on the social media platform Weibo on 26 January, the images show the model, which looks similar to the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye AEW&C aircraft, near the city of Wuhan, in China's central Hubei Province.

The photographs are seen as a yet another indication that China is looking to develop a catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR)-equipped aircraft carrier.

Released in online forums on 26 January, this image shows what appears to be a full-scale model of a Chinese navalised AEW&C aircraft on China's land-based carrier mock-up in Wuhan. Source: Via Weibo