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China’s new KJ-500 aircraft to replace KJ-2000 as major AEW&C


KJ-500

KJ-500

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

Hong Kong media mil.ifent.com reports that in the military parade on September 3, China displayed its new AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control), the KJ-500, for the first time.

The article in the Talking on Weapons & War section of the website says that the KJ-2000 was the leader in the parade formation of the Chinese air force,  but the KJ-500s that have already appeared in the dress rehearsal of the parade were the focus of people’s attention.

The article believes that undoubtedly the KJ-500 will be deployed in large numbers, as it is more cost effective though it is uncertain how much the KJ-500 is inferior to the KJ-2000 in functions.

The article regards the use of AEW&Cs second largest instead of the largest as the trend throughout the world though the US has deployed its largest E-3 AEW&Cs.

It says that the E-3 has been designed for large-scale air battle between superpowers without sufficient support from the ground.

In air battles near the homeland with sufficient ground support, there is no need for such large AEW&Cs.

The report says says that even Israel uses smaller AEW&Cs similar in size to the Gulfstream G550.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: mil.ifeng.com “KJ-500 will replace KJ-2000 as major AEW&C like US Virginia class replacing Seawolf class” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

 

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About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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