Chinese KJ-2000 Aircraft Made an Appearance at Zhuhai

The KJ-2000 aircraft made an appearance in Zhuhai Air Show 2014. It is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, which was seen parked next to the Y-20.

Based on a Russian transport plane, the Ilyushin Il-76, the KJ-2000 is China’s premier surveillance aircraft. Mainring remains its NATO name.

This aircraft made its first flight in 2003. Approximately, 5 units have been built so far for the PLAAF.

KJ-2000 Airborne Early Warning and Control

KJ-2000 Airborne Early Warning and Control

Source: Flight Global

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