China’s air force has released its first images of the Tu-154M/D. Photo: People's Liberation Army/ Weibo

How an ageing Russian passenger jet became a key part of China’s military intelligence gathering

Tupolev’s Tu-154M has been plagued by fatal accidents over its four decades of operation, but a modified version still plays a vital role in the PLA’s operations

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China’s air force has released its first images of the Tu-154M/D. Photo: People's Liberation Army/ Weibo
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