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  • stealthflanker
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    • Sep 2015
    • 1010

    Originally posted by QuantumFX View Post
    In the early 2000s, I remember rumors of China procuring the 'Kolchuga' system from Ukraine. I wonder whether the system in pic below (on the right) is related to that?

    Those looks more like Troposcatter communication system to me.

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    • QuantumFX
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      • Dec 2008
      • 1827

      Good progress in the WS-19 program (Engine, mainly for J-35/FC-31 and possibly future blocks of JF-17) -

      https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status...10780915654658

      Benefitted from the design and materials of WS-15 engine, it only took one year to complete the design, took half a year to complete the experimental verification of 1st engine, took one third the time of engine manufacturing compared with before.

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      • QuantumFX
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        • Dec 2008
        • 1827

        J-11D prototype - No news on the future of this project
        * Radome


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        • QuantumFX
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          • Dec 2008
          • 1827

          Pic tine! JH-7A,

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          • panzerfeist1
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            • Feb 2018
            • 351

            Does anyone have information like what range the klj-7a radar's side arrays can track?


            I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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            • djcross
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              • Jan 2000
              • 5436

              IMO, small aperture side arrays with a "smallish" number of TR modules should be able to perform GMTI and surface target track out to 15km in clear weather. Rain reduces the range. It would take several minutes to build the initial SAR map, depending upon the dimensions of the area of interest. Small AOIs significantly reduce the time needed to build a SAR map. That is why you need to cue with ESM which has good pointing performance. 15km is likely well within point defense SAM range, so the small side array is only useful in permissive environments.
              Last edited by djcross; 2nd May 2019, 01:52.

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              • panzerfeist1
                Rank 6 Registered User
                • Feb 2018
                • 351

                djcross

                I have found this info here https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status...59531432009729 I do not know if this was added here(I do not pay much attention to China's air force thread) before but the image was take on Nov 2018. It just shocked me they pursued the same thing. They have counted 600 modules on this. Also thanks for your info.
                I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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                • XB-70
                  Rank 4 Registered User
                  • May 2018
                  • 316

                  Pentagon: China rapidly closing gap with Western air forces

                  https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...forces-457903/

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                  • QuantumFX
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                    • Dec 2008
                    • 1827

                    In their 20s

                    Y-20, J-20, Z-20!



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                    • QuantumFX
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                      • Dec 2008
                      • 1827

                      J-16, different camo

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                      • QuantumFX
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                        • Dec 2008
                        • 1827

                        J-16 again,

                        Xieyihang @ Aerophotos.cn

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                        • panzerfeist1
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                          • Feb 2018
                          • 351



                          http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/...nt_9535105.htm

                          "China's top unmanned helicopter, the AV500, has successfully conducted its first night operation under challenging conditions, demonstrating its any-time, all-terrain capabilities, a result which Chinese analysts said on Thursday might increase the possibility for the Chinese military to put it into service and attract overseas buyers.

                          An AV500 took off and flew toward sea in a headwind of 15 meters per second at midnight on June 14 in South China's Hainan Province. During the nighttime mission, the drone helicopter successfully located its target vessel with its electro-optical pod and transferred back clear infrared visuals, read a statement the helicopter department of the state-owned Aviation Industry of China (AVIC), the maker of the AV500, released on Wednesday.

                          During its flight, the AV500 overcame challenging environments including strong winds and high salinity and humidity, AVIC said in the statement, noting the operation proved the drone helicopter's capability to operate at night.

                          In 2017, the company flew the AV500 in Northwest China's Gansu Province, as it climbed to an altitude of 5,006 meters, a record for a domestically developed helicopter drone.

                          Through these tests, the AV500 has shown outstanding environmental adaptability and strong reliability, a military expert who requested anonymity told the Global Times on Thursday, noting that these characteristics could make the unmanned helicopter attractive to both domestic and international clients.

                          A drone helicopter could conduct patrol, reconnaissance, damage evaluation and attack missions for the military. It could also be deployed on missions relating to anti-terrorism, firefighting and disaster evaluation, the expert said.

                          AV500W, an armed reconnaissance variant of the AV500, successfully conducted a missile firing test in 2018, making it combat ready, AVIC said earlier.

                          It can carry a 175-kilogram payload and fly at a maximum speed of 170 kilometers an hour carrying laser-guided missiles or machine guns, the company said.

                          The AV500 also took part in a military exercise at the invitation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and conducted a mock assault mission, China Aviation News reported in September 2018.

                          Since the PLA does not seem to have helicopter drones in service, it might consider adding one, the military expert suggested, noting that a helicopter drone is more flexible and offers unique advantages over traditional fixed wing drones."
                          I thought the fall of western civilization was a tragedy, now I realize it's a comedy.

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                          • Tango III
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Sep 2006
                            • 25365

                            According to report Chinese J-20 achieving speed of 2.5 Mach in the battle flies a cruising speed, while the F-22 the same figure is only 1.3 Mach, which indicates a two-fold advantage.
                            This means that the J-20 is the world's only fully supersonic combat aircraft.


                            https://weaponews.com/news/65352635-chinese-j-20-broke-the-record-for-combat-cruising-speed.html

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                            • Blitzo
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Jan 2011
                              • 1329

                              No reason to take that seriously. Sohu...

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                              • QuantumFX
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                                • Dec 2008
                                • 1827

                                J-10AS and J-10C

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                                • eagle
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Jan 2000
                                  • 2365

                                  Even better resolution here: http://eng.chinamil.com.cn/view/2019...nt_9560648.htm
                                  Some excellent pictures I must say.
                                  How can less be more? It's impossible. More is more.
                                  Yngwie Malmsteen

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