Intel Briefing Webinar:

An overview of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) capabilities

Airborne Early Warning (AEW) capabilities are a force multiplier for contemporary armed forces. China developed its first AEW aircraft in the early 2000s, based on the Russian Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft, and named KJ-2000. Since then, China has developed AEW-variants of its Shaanxi Y-8 and Y-9 aircraft, and is currently working on a Xian Y-20 AEW aircraft and a KJ-600 carrier-borne AEW aircraft. Rotary wing capabilities are also in service with the Chinese Navy for shipborne operations, such as the Russian Kamov Ka-31 and the more recent Changhe Z-18J helicopters.

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Intel Briefing Webinar -Chinese Special Mission Aircraft: an overview of Airborne Early Warning (AEW) capabilities This briefing will provide an overview of current in-service and forthcoming EW aircraft capabilities in use with the Chinese Armed Forces. Specifically, Janes experts will cover: - An overview of current inventory of aircraft equipped for AEW missions. - Profiles of key AEW-equipped aircraft and analysis of onboard AEW mission systems. - An overview of China’s units equipped with AEW-capable aircraft and their location.