The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout
The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout

Is China military trying out new combat tactics with J-16 sorties?

  • Observers point to increased presence of early warning and electronic warfare aircraft in combination with the fighter bomber
  • Strategy inspired by the US military connects and shares information between the latest combat platforms and older warplanes

Topic |   China’s military
The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout
The multi-role J-16 has been joined by China’s KJ-500 airborne early warning and control system and different generations of warplanes in recent PLA sorties. Photo: Handout
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