Initial Operational Capability (IOC): March 2015
Total Production: 1
Origin: China
Corporations: Shaanxi Aircraft Company
Parent System: KJ-200
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: 9
Family Members: KJ-200
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Description: The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) KJ-500 is an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft fitted with a phased array radar antenna within a circular dome atop the fuselage. The new radar has been developed by the Nanjing Research Institute of´┐ŻElectronic Technology and can handle up to 100 airborne targets simultaneously. The radar dome also includes a satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna and two passive electronic intelligence arrays. The KJ-500 air surveillance aircraft was built by the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation entering service with the PLAAF in March 2015.

KJ-500 Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Tracked Aerial Targets: 60
Max Detection Range: 470 kilometer
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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KJ-500 News

There are 2 news between
30 Mar 2015 and 19 Feb 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016Chinese Military Can Detect US Air Force F-22A Raptor Stealth Fighter
Monday, March 30, 2015KJ-500 Air Surveillance Aircraft Enters Service with the PLAAF

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