PLAAF Offensive Combat readiness against India

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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    PLAAF Offensive Combat readiness against India.

    The Thread is main purpose is to update the knowledge about PLAAF deployment in Chengdu Military Region and Lanzhou Military Region and PLAAF`s equipment and operation capability from Tibet into India, This analysis will help us to find real weakness and advantage of PLAAF..

    In this Thread we will strictly stick to Mil topics and strategy..

    No Political discussion should be here:

    1. No Taiwan issue..

    2. No Indian corruption issue..

    3. No Tibet's political Issues..

    4. No Pakistani army issues..



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    The Introduction..

    Introduction..

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    The Air Force of the People’s Republic of China (PLAAF) is the third largest in the world after the US and Russia, in terms of numbers of aircraft. It is the largest air power segment in India’s neighbourhood, primarily in relation to its ability to operate from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Also called Xizang Autonomous Region, TAR is the second largest province-level autonomous region of the People's Republic of China (PRC) created in 1965, its area spanning over 470,000 sq mi/1,200,000 km2. The largest autonomous area is Xinjiang Autonomous Region. TAR has an average elevation of 4,500 metres and the Tibetan Plateau has the highest elevation geographically.

    Significantly, the PLAAF’s chain-of-command is organised into four levels: Headquarters Air Force (HQ AF); seven military region air force (MRAF) headquarters; air corps and command posts; and operational units. HQ AF is organised administratively into four first level or major departments – headquarters, political, logistics, and equipment – and their subordinate elements (second level departments, bureaus, divisions, offices, and sections). The PLA's military region (MR) headquarters is responsible for combined operations, and the MR Air Force (MRAF) commander, who is also an MR Deputy Commander, is responsible for flight operations within the MR. The seven MRs are Shenyang, Beijing, Lanzhou, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Jinan, and Chengdu. Each echelon below HQ AF from the MRAF headquarters to the lowest level in the chain-of-command mirrors this administrative structure.

    Of the seven MRs of the PLA, only two are opposite India. Lanzhou is opposite Ladakh sector, Chengdu is off India’s North-East and part of the Central Sector. These MRs are further sub-divided into Military Districts (MD). The MDs facing India are:

    Chengdu MR – The two MDs in this region are Yunnan opposite Myanmar and Xizang (which is part of TAR) opposite Assam, Sikkim and Arunachal.

    Lanzhou MR – South Xinjiang MD is opposite Uttarakhand, HP and Ladakh and East Xinjiang MD faces India adjoining Ladakh.





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    Kunal do you know if PLAAF has mid air refuellers and if they do which one??
     
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    The Strategy and setup..

    The Strategy and setup..

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    The PLAAF’s primary objectives in a future conflict with India would be to prevent the Indian Air Force (IAF) from interfering in the PLA’s ground campaign. A second objective would be to enhance the fire power of the PLA, in the Close Air Support (CAS) and Interdiction role. For the success of this strategy the PLAAF would focus on extensive offensive anddefensive counter air. In the Aksai Chin sector China still holds the areas captured during the 1962 war. China considers vital the retaining of the Line of Communication passing through Aksai-Chin that links Sinkiang with Tibet. Therefore she is likely to hold a defensive position in the Aksai-Chin sector and launch offensive operations in the Arunachal Pradesh sector. In any future conflict China will find it difficult to break through the present Indian defense positions in the two important sectors of Aksai-Chin and Arunachal Pradesh. This is because the mountain ranges in both sectors provide a formidable defense potential with critical choke points by way of high mountain passes. It is an accepted fact that to move and maintain large bodies of personnel in such terrain requires domination of these choke points. During the 1962 Sino-Indian conflict in the Eastern sector, the Chinese moved small bodies of soldiers via trekking routes to cut off the lines of communications of Indian troops. Though tactically sound and feasible, their success in this case was more as a result of poor leadership of the Indian forces rather than the maneuver itself.Consequently, other than air transported operations it would be very difficult for offensive land forces to move large bodies of supply and troops through mountainous terrain. A possibility in using maneuver to advantage would be to move paratroopers that could sustain themselves for a short duration of time and could dominate vulnerable lines of communications in the rear areas. This fact of air land operations would see increasing application in such terrain.Weather and terrain are other factors that would govern the intensity of air operations.The North East sector of India has heavy rainfall during the monsoons. If the pre monsoon and post monsoon seasons are included, then between March and October only restricted air operations can be done. Relatively, the Aksai-Chin region is a high altitude desert and gets meager rainfall. The Tibetan terrain poses severe limitations in aircraft operations. Aircraft operations from airfields with average elevations of 13000 feet would reduce the maximum weapon load. This problem could be offset to a large extent if strike aircraft take off with a combination of minimum fuel and maximum weapon load and are air refueled once airborne. China's procurement of this force multiplier would considerably offset such a limitation. Thus,not only would her strike forces be able to operate almost unencumbered from such bases, but they would also benefit by way of increased Radii Of Action (ROA). This would permit them to engage targets deep inside Indian territory. For air defense operations this would improve the already awesome capability of the vast numbers of Su-27's and J-11., PLAAF to use her strike and air defense elements in the role that she foresees she would have remarkable flexibility. Long term interdiction of targets in the plains of India bordering the Himalayas could prove very advantageous.The PLAAF lays heavy weight age on CAS. However for most periods of the year in the North Eastern sector the weather would impose severe limitations on the ability of jet aircraft employed for CAS operations. Terrain would be another factor hampering operations in the mountains. Utilization of attack helicopters in such terrain could compensate the Shortcomings of fixed wing aircraft. These could be employed not only in CAS operations but also short term interdiction. The forest cover in the Eastern sector provides ideal country for guerrilla type operations. Guerilla teams could be infiltrated/exfiltrated as well as re-supplied by helicopters. China has a well-developed space program with a capability of putting satellites in geostationary orbit. She has also launched satellites in low earth orbit and sun synchronous orbits. This capability would provide her in another five years a fairly advanced Strategic Reconnaissance capability. Tactical ballistic missiles and cruise missiles would add to her punch.

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    PLAAF Machines..

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    PLAAF Machines..

    In the Chengdu MR, PLAAF has two Fighter Divisions (FDs) comprising:
    1. J-7,
    2. J-10
    3. Su-27
    4. SU-30MKK

    One Transport Division (TD).
    1. IL-76MD
    2. Y-8


    In Lanzhou MR, there are two FDs comprising
    1. J-7,
    2. J-8
    3. J-11

    One Bomber Division (BD)
    1. H-6 .


    In event of War additional force multiplier will be added:
    1. H-6U Mid air refuellers
    2. IL-76 based AWACS


    The current location of all these FDs is outside TAR.
     
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    J-7G

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    The J-7G is equipped with an I/J-band KLJ-6E Lieying (“Falcon”) pulse-Doppler fire-control radar allegedly based on the Israeli EL/M2001. A new one-piece front windscreen replaced the original three-piece design for better cockpit visibility. Other improvements include a new Type III IFF, an indigenous zero-height, zero-speed ejection seat, and improved electronic countermeasures (ECM) suite.

    The J-7G firs flew in June 2002 and entered the PLAAF service in 2004. The J-7G production is expected to last for few years before the J-10 and J-11B fighter can enter service in significant numbers.

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 1
    * Length: 14.885 m[29] (48 ft 10 in)
    * Wingspan: 8.32 m (27 ft 3½ in)
    * Height: 4.11 m (13 ft 5½ in)
    * Wing area: 24.88 m² (267.8 ft²)
    * Aspect ratio: 2.8:1
    * Empty weight: 5,292 kg (11,667 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 7,540 kg (16,620 lb) (two PL-2 or PL-7 air-to-air missiles)
    * Max takeoff weight: 9,100 kg (20,062 lb)
    * Powerplant: 1× Liyang Wopen-13F afterburning turbojet
    o Dry thrust: 44.1 kN (9,921 lbf)
    o Thrust with afterburner: 64.7 kN (14,550 lbf)

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.0 (1,200 km/h, 648 knots, 745 mph) IAS
    * Stall speed: 210 km/h (114 knots, 131 mph) IAS
    * Combat radius: 850 km () (air superiority, two AAMs and three drop tanks)
    * Ferry range: 2,200 km (1,187 nmi, 1,367 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 17,500 m (57,420 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 195 m/s (38,386 ft/min)

    Armament:

    Guns: 2× 30 mm Type 30-1 cannon, 60 rounds per gun
    Hardpoints: 5 in total - 4× under-wing, 1× centreline under-fuselage with a capacity of 2000 kg maximum (up to 500 kg each)
    Missiles: Close in missiles and BVR including R77 and Chinese equivalent,

    Radar:

    I/J-band KLJ-6E Lieying (“Falcon”) pulse-Doppler fire-control radar allegedly based on the Israeli EL/M2001











    J-10


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    The Jian-10 (J-10) is a multirole, all-weather fighter aircraft designed for both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. The aircraft was designed by the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (611 Institute) and built by the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of AVIC. The aircraft has been operational with the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) since 2003. The J-10 is available in the single-seat fighter variant J-10 and two-seater fighter-trainer variant J-10S. A further improved single-seat fighter variant designated J-10B reportedly made its maiden flight in February 2009.


    General characteristics

    Crew: 1 (basic), 2 (trainer variant)[14]
    Length: 15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)
    Wingspan: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
    Height: 4.78 m (15.7 ft)
    Wing area: 39 m² (419.8 ft²)
    Empty weight: 9,750 kg (21,495 lb [42])
    Loaded weight: 14,876 kg (32,797 lb)
    Useful load: 4,500 kg[43][44] (9,920 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 19,277 kg (42,500 lb[14])
    Powerplant: 1× Saturn-Lyulka AL-31FN or WS-10A Taihang turbofan
    o Dry thrust: 79.43 kN / 89.17 kN (17,860 lbf / 20,050 lbf)
    o Thrust with afterburner: 122.5 kN[14] / 132 kN (27,557 lbf / 29,101 lbf)



    Performance


    Maximum speed: Mach 1.9 at altitude, Mach 1.2 at sea level
    g-limits: +9/-3 g (+88/-29 m/s², +290/-97 ft/s²[8])
    Combat radius: 550 km[8] (341 mi[8])
    Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,055 ft [45])
    Wing loading: 335 kg/m² (69 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: .89

    Armament

    Guns: 1× 23mm twin-barrel cannon
    Hardpoints: 11 in total (6× under-wing, 5× under-fuselage) with a capacity of 6,000 kg (13,228 lb) external fuel and ordnance [32]

    Missiles:
    Air-to-air missiles: PL-8, PL-9, PL-11, PL-12
    Air-to-surface missiles: PJ-9, YJ-9K
    Bombs: laser-guided bombs (LT-2), glide bombs (LS-6) and unguided bombs
    Others: Up to 3 external fuel drop-tanks (1× under-fuselage, 2× under-wing) for extended range and loitering time

    Avionics

    NRIET KLJ-10 multi-mode fire-control radar
    Externally-mounted avionics pods:
    Type Hongguang-I infra-red search and track pod
    B/KG300G self-protection jamming pod
    KZ900 electronic reconnaissance pod
    Blue Sky navigation/attack pod
    FILAT (Forward-looking Infra-red Laser Attack Targeting) pod













    SU-27


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    The Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO codename: Flanker) is the twin-engine front-line fighter aircraft designed by the Russian Sukhoi Design Bureau in the late 1970s as a counter to the U.S. third-generation air-superiority fighters such as F-14 and F-15. The PLA Air Force (PLAAF) has acquired three batches totalling 76 Su-27 fighters from Russia since 1992. Two variant are currently serving with the PLAAF: the single-seat Su-27SK fighter manufactured by KnAAPO at Komsomolsk-na-Amur and the two-seat Su-27UBK fighter-trainer manufactured by IAPO at Irkusk. The Su-27SK is also built under license at Shenyang Aircraft Industry Co. (SAC) as the Jian-11.

    General characteristics


    Crew: 1
    Length: 21.9 m (72 ft)
    Wingspan: 14.7 m (48 ft 3 in)
    Height: 5.92 m (19 ft 6 in)
    Wing area: 62 m² (667 ft²)
    Empty weight: 16,380 kg (36,100 lb)
    Loaded weight: 23,430 kg (51,650 lb)
    Max takeoff weight: 30,450 kg (67,100 lb)
    Powerplant: 2× Saturn/Lyulka AL-31F turbofans
    o Dry thrust: 7,670 kgf (75.22 kN, 16,910 lbf) each
    o Thrust with afterburner: 12,500 kgf (122.6 kN, 27,560 lbf) each

    Performance

    Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
    Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi) at altitude; (1,340 km / 800 mi at sea level)
    Service ceiling: 18,500 m (62,523 ft)
    Rate of climb: 300 m/s[37] (64,000 ft/min)
    Wing loading: 371 kg/m² (76 lb/ft²)
    Thrust/weight: 1.09

    Armament

    30 mm GSH-30 Cannon, 150 rounds
    6 × R-27R, R-27ER, R-27T, R-27ET
    4 × R-73E
    FAB-250
    FAB-500
    B-8
    B-13
    S-24
    S-25














    SU-30MKK


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    The Sukhoi Su-30MKK (NATO codename: Flanker) is the two-seat, twin-engine multirole fighter aircraft developed from the Su-27 fighter. The aircraft was developed by Russian Sukhoi Design Bureau and built by KnAAPO in Komsomolsk-na-Amur. The PLA Air Force (PLAAF) acquired two batches totalling 76 Su-30MKKs between 2000 and 2003. The third batch, which consisted of 24 examples of the upgraded Su-30MKK2 variant, was delivered to the PLA Naval Air Force (PLANAF) in August 2004. The Su-30MKK series is the most capable combat aircraft in service with the PLAAF.

    Basic Information


    Crew 2
    Role Air-superiority; air interdiction; SEAD

    Dimensions
    Length 21.94m
    Wingspan 14.70m
    Height 6.40m
    Wing area 62.04 square metres
    Weight
    Empty N/A
    Normal take-off 24,900kg
    Max take-off 34,500kg
    Fuel capacity (internal) 9,400kg
    Max payload 4,000kg normal load
    8,000kg maximum allowable load
    Powerplant
    Powerplant 2X Russian Lyulka-Saturn AL-31F turbofan
    Thrust (dry) 149.06kN
    Thrust (afterburning) 245.18kN


    Performance
    Max level speed at altitude: 2,150km/h at 11,000m, Mach 2.0
    at sea level: 1,350km/h
    Max climb rate 18,300m/min (sea level)
    Service ceiling 17,300m


    Range

    at sea level: 1,270km
    at altitude: 3,000km
    with one refuelling: 5,200km
    with two refuellings: 8,000km
    In-flight refuelling Yes
    G limit +9


    Armament

    Single-barrel 30mm GSh-301 cannon (150 rounds)

    Missiles:
    Air-to-surface missiles:
    Kh-31P anti-radiation missiles
    Kh-29T and Kh-59ME TV guided missiles
    R-73 short-range infrared-guided missiles
    R-27 medium-ranged semi-active radar- and infrared-guided missiles
    R-77E active radar-guided missiles
    KAB-500L laser-guided bombs
    KAB-1500L laser guided bombs



    Avionics
    Fire-control radar NIIP Tikhomirov N001E Myech coherent pulse Doppler radar
    Other OEPS-31E-MK electro-optic system
    Helmet-mounted sight (HMS)
    Gardeniya ECM pods
    UOMZ Sapsan-E forward-looking infrared/laser targeting pod
    M400 reconnaissance suite













    J-8

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    It is an upgraded variant, with a better JL-10A X-band radar, more powerful WS-12 engines, suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) mission was said to have been developed by the SAC in 2000s. The aircraft, reportedly designated J-8, was said to be capable of carrying two indigenous YJ-91 anti-radiation missile and electronic warfare suite to attack enemy radar stations,Can use medium-range R-27 (AA-10), PL-11 AAMs..

    General characteristics


    * Crew: 1
    * Length: 21.52 m (70 ft 7 in)
    * Wingspan: 9.34 m (30 ft 8 in)
    * Height: 5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)
    * Wing area: 42.2 m² (454 ft 3 in)
    * Empty weight: 9,820 kg (21,600 lb [3] [4])
    * Loaded weight: 13,850 kg (30,500 lbf)
    * Max takeoff weight: 17,800 kg (39,250 lbf)
    * Powerplant: 2× WP-13A-II turbojets
    o Dry thrust: 42.7 kN (9,900 lbf) each
    o Thrust with afterburner: 65.9 kN [5] [6] (14,815 lbf) each

    Performance


    * Never exceed speed: Mach 2.2 limited (2339 km/h/1262 knot)
    * Maximum speed: Greater than Mach > 2.4+ (est.)
    * Combat radius: 800km(No refueling)/1300km(One refueling) [7] ()
    * Service ceiling: 20,500 m (67,256 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 200 m/s 12,200 m/min (39,400 ft/min)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.65; 0.98 with afterburner















    J-11

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    The Shenyang J-11 (Jianji-11 or Jian-11) is the Chinese copy of the Sukhoi Su-27 (NATo reporting name: Flanker) air-superiority fighter built by the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC). The basic variant J-11, built using Russian-supplied kits, is identical to the Su-27SK. The “indigenised” multirole variant J-11B was based on the Su-27SK/J-11 airframe, but fitted with Chinese-built avionics and weapon suite. Future productions of the J-11 will also be powered by the indigenous FWS-10A ‘Taihang’ turbofan jet engine.

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 1
    * Length: 21.9 m (71 ft 10 in)
    * Wingspan: 14.70 m (48 ft 3 in)
    * Height: 5.92 m (19 ft 6 in)
    * Wing area: 62.04 m² (667.8 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 16,870 kg [1] (37,192 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 23,926 kg (52,747 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 33,000 kg (73,000 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Lyulka AL-31F or Woshan WS-10A "Taihang" turbofans
    o Dry thrust: 75.22 kN / 89.17 kN (16,910 lbf / 20,050 lbf)[22] each
    o Thrust with afterburner: 123 kN / 129.4 kN (27,600 lbf / 29,101 lbf) [23] each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
    * Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 18,500 m (62,523 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 300 m/s[24] (64,000 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 371.0 kg/m² (76 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight:
    o Dry: 0.66
    o With afterburner: 1.04
    * G-limit: 9 g

    Armament


    * Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 cannon with 150r
    * Hardpoints: 10: 2 under fuselage, 2 under air ducts, 4 under wings, 2 on wingtips and provisions to carry combinations of:
    o Missiles:
    + PL-12
    + PL-9
    + PL-8
    + Vympel R-77
    + Vympel R-27
    + Vympel R-73
    * Rockets: Unguided rocket launcher
    * Bombs: Free-fall cluster bombs

    Avionics

    * Fire-control radar: NIIP Tikhomirov N001VE Myech coherent pulse Doppler


    radar
    * OEPS-27 electro-optic system
    * NSts-27 helmet-mounted sight (HMS)
    * Gardeniya ECM pods
     
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    Aerial Refuelling Tanker

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    H-6U/DU Badger Aerial Refuelling Tanker


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    The PLA Badger saga continues, with a tanker conversion engineered during the late 1980s, and production restarted post 2001. The first new production Badgers were the H-6H, armed with a Styx derivative KD-63 TV/datalink guided cruise missile. The H-6H was soon followed by the H-6M, with four outboard wing pylons and built to carry four YJ-83/YJ-62 class anti-ship cruise missiles, and possibly land attack derivatives. This year photos emerged of a third new build variant in test, the H-6K cruise missile carrier with six wing pylons and a new technology turbofan engine.

    With around 167,300 lb (75,800 kg) MTOW, 82,000 lb (37,150 kg) BEW, and an internal fuel payload of about 85,000 lb (38600 kg) using a bomb bay tank to supplant a 20,000 lb (9,000 kg) internal bomb payload, the Badger makes for a reasonable tanker in the size and offload class of the British V-bomber tanker conversions. With a total fuel uplift at MTOW about one half of a KC-135E/R, each Badger in practical terms can adequately support only two fighters.

    The PLA has never disclosed the exact number of H-6 Badgers converted to tankers , nor proper technical detail on the configuration of the tanker. The aircraft is claimed to have dual INS and dual RSBN TACAN beacons.

    The new turbofan powered H-6K is apt to have a striking radius in excess of 2,000 nautical miles which covers the needs arising from the recently adopted 'second island chain' strategy. The natural candidate for a refuelling probe retrofit is the Tu-95/142 Bear probe, fitted either to the H-6 lower starboard gun port, or above the nose.












    Ilyushin Il-78M Midas Aerial Refuelling Tanker

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    China had an ongoing interest since the 1990s in acquiring four engine Ilyushin Il-78 Midas tankers. In 2003 reports of negotiations with Rosoboronexport and Tashkent based TAPO to acquire six Il-78MKKs and thirty Il-76MDs emerged in the Russian media. India took delivery of Il-78MKI tankers in 2004, and this resulted in a tit-for-tat order for 8 Il-78MK tankers for the PLA-AF.

    The Il-78 is a conversion of the Il-76 Candid airlifter airframe, conceptually not unlike the USMC KC-130 tankers. Around 80,000 lb of auxiliary fuel is carried in two large fuselage tanks, mounted on fixed pallets which are carried on the main freight deck. While the earliest Midas tankers were reported to be dual role 'convertibles', indications are that more recently built aircraft are dedicated tankers, with a single large fuselage tank for auxiliary fuel.
     
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    Kh-59 Air-to-Surface Missile

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    he Kh-59 (NATO codename: AS-13 Kingpost) is a standoff, TV-guided, medium-range air-to-surface missile developed by Russian Raduga Design Bureau. The missile is designed to engage large static ground targets such as bridges and buildings with pinpoint accuracy. First revealed in the 1991 Dubai Defence Exhibition, the Kh-59 missile is somewhat similar in concept to the U.S. AGM-84E SLAM. The PLAAF obtained the Kh-59 as a part of the Su-30MKK fighter acquisition package. The Kh-59 cruises at an altitude of about 7m above water or 100~1,000m above ground with the help of a radar altimeter. It can be launched at speeds of 600~1,000km/h and altitudes of 200~11,000m, with a CEP of 2~3m. It is carried on an AKU-58-1 launch pylon.

    Length: 5.37m
    Diameter: 0.38m
    Wingspan: 1.26m
    Weight: 760kg
    Warhead: 148kg HE
    Propulsion: Solid rocket
    Max speed: 1,000km/s
    Max effective range: 50km
    Guidance: Inertial + TV command












    LeiShi-6 Precision Guided Glide Bomb


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    The LeiShi-6 (LS-6, LeiShi = “Thunder Stone”) precision guided glide bomb was first revealed in October 2006. The weapon comprises a conventional 500kg general purpose bomb and guidance and range-extension package developed by Luoyang Optoelectro Technology Development Centre (LOEC). The package is a GPS/INS-based guidance and targeting system, along with a pair of foldable wings, which, after bolting onto the bomb, transforms the weapon into a “stand-off” precision guided ammunition.

    The weapon package allows conventional “dumb” bombs to be converted into smart weapons. The package provides both guidance and navigation to a target, in all-weather day/nigh conditions with great accuracy. The wings, which extend from a compact folded position upon deployment, give the bomb a great deal of manoeuvrability. Such a capability would allow the pilot to release the weapon from a standoff distance to protect both himself and the aircraft from surface-to-air weapon threats. When released from an altitude of 10,000m, the LS-6 could attack a point target 60km away at a speed of Mach 1 with an accuracy of better than 15m. When assisted by an auxiliary propulsion system, the weapon can reach a maximum range of 300km.

    Chinese official says "about a dozen" launch tests of the LS-6 precision bomb kit have been carried out using a Shenyang J-8B as the test aircraft. The program began in 2003, with testing completed by 2006. A family of weapons is planned. It is not known whether the weapon has been equipped by the PLA. An obvious weakness of the weapon is its reliance on foreign satellite navigation systems such as the U.S. GPS and Russian GLONASS. However, China is expected to be able to deploy its own independent global satellite positioning and navigation system within the next ten years. Once fully deployed, the PLA would possess capabilities similar to the U.S. Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM).


    Launch weight: 540kg
    Length: 300mm
    Diameter: 377mm
    Wingspan: 2,740mm
    Warhead: 440kg HE
    Range: 40km (released at an altitude of 8,000m); 60km (released at an altitude of 10,000m)
    Guidance: GPS + INS
    Accuracy: 15m CEP











    KAB-1500Kr TV-Guided Bomb

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    At the 2003 Moscow Air Show, the Russian Region Bureau revealed that it had sold its 1,525kg (3,335lbs) KAB-1500 series guided bomb to the PLAAF in 2002. Although the report did not reveal the specific model of the bomb sold to China, it is believed to be the KAB-1500Kr which uses a “TV correlation homing” guidance system. Most likely using pre-loaded image-intelligence data of the target, the bomb’s guidance system “locks on” to the target area while still on the aircraft, and then is automatically guided to the target. Such a system requires clear weather, but allows the attacking aircraft to initiate defensive manoeuvres immediately after dropping the bomb, instead of “dwelling” over the target as it would for a laser guided bomb. The bomb can carry high explosive, deep penetrating or thermobaric warheads.










    LeiTing-2 Laser Guided Bomb


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    The LeiTing-2 (LT-2, LeiTing = “Thunder”), also known as GB1 in its export name, is the first Chinese domestically built laser guided bomb (LGB) that has entered operational service with the PLA. First revealed to the public in October 2006, the LT-2 bears a great deal of similarity to the Russian KAB-500L in appearance, suggesting that it may be a licensed or reverse-engineered copy of the Russian design. The 500kg bomb can be carried by a range of aircraft including JH-7, Q-5, FC-1, J-8B, and J-10. The weapon entered the PLA service in 2003/04.

    China has been developing the LGB technology since the late 1980s, but with no known success before the introduction of the LT-2. Initially the Chinese LGB development used the U.S. design as a prototype. In the early 1990s China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) revealed a LGB similar to the U.S. Paveway-II in appearance. The bomb features a laser guidance kit at the front end of the weapon; four front guidance fins (canards) which react to signals from the laser guidance kit and steer the weapon to the target, and four larger stabilising fins at rear.

    Development of the LGB accelerated after 2000 with Russian assistance. A full scale mockup of the Xi’an Aircraft Industry Corporation JH-7A fighter-bomber revealed in early 2002 featured an unknown model LGB. The fighter-bomber could guide the weapon using its own onboard laser targeting pod (self-designation). China has also developed a range of laser targeting pods to be carried by combat aircraft for weapon guidance. An early design known as “Blue Sky” introduced in the late 1990s appeared to be similar to the U.S. LANTIRN navigation and targeting pod.

    The LT-2 uses a semi-active laser guidance system, which requires a laser designator to “illuminate” the target for the weapon. The LT-2 could be guided by a laser targeting pod either carried by the same aircraft or onboard another aircraft. Alternatively it could also be guided by a land-based laser designator operated by the ground crew. The operational range is 15km for the airborne laser targeting pod and 7km for the land-based laser designator. The accuracy is estimated to be around 6.5m CEP.

    Launch weight: 564kg
    Length: 3530mm
    Diameter: 377mm
    Wingspan: 950mm
    Warhead: N/A
    Range: >10km
    Guidance: Laser
    Accuracy: 6.5m CEP













    KongDi-88 (C-802KD) Air-Launched Land-Attack Cruise Missile


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    The KongDi-88 (KD-88) air-launched land-attack cruise missile (LACM) was developed from the YJ-83 (C-802) anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) first introduced in the late 1980s. The weapon was first unveiled during the 2006 Zhuhai Air Show under its export designation C-802KD. The deployment of the missile by the PLAAF has been confirmed by TV footages of Chinese state television in November 2006. The introduction of this the stand-off precision strike weapon provides the PLA with greater flexibility in targeting key command, communications, or political nodes during a conflict.

    The KD-88 is similar in concept to the U.S. Stand-off Land Attack Missile (SLAM), which was originally developed as an anti-ship missile but later adopted for use on aircraft to attack high-value land targets. Powered by a small turbojet engine, the missile can deliver a 165kg conventional HE warhead at subsonic speed (Mach 0.9) over a distance of 180~200km. The missile may use an inertial navigation system (INS), with datalink command for mid-course correction and an active radar homing for terminal guidance. A targeting pod carried by the aircraft provides initial target information.

    The missile is claimed to be capable of engaging ships in harbour or fixed land targets. Given that the missile is fitted with a radar seeker only, land targets would need to provide a high radar contrast. The missile can be launched from the JH-7A fighter-bomber and H-6 medium bomber. More capable guidance methods such as GPS and TV-homing may be adopted In the future to achieve higher accuracy. Other variants using the GPS or passive radar radiation guidance methods may have also been developed.






    PLA CJ-10A Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM)


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    China has had a long running program aimed at developing land attack cruise missiles suitable for aerial, sub and ship deployment. Reports abound claiming the PRC has actively shopped the Middle East for debris from expended or failed Tomahawk rounds. More recently reports have emerged claiming China has purchased tooling for the Raduga Kh-65SE, the reduced range export variant of the Kh-55 (AS-15 Kent) which is Russia's answer to the Boeing AGM-86B ALCM.

    Many sources claim that the PLA now operates the indigenous HN-1 (320 NMI/600 km), HN-2 (800+ NMI/1,500+ km) and the HN-3 (1,350 NMI/2,500 km). The sole good quality image to emerge suggests these weapons are clones of the BGM-109 Tomahawk, suitable for naval and aerial launch. The DH-10 cruise missile, declared operational, also resembles a Tomahawk.


    Given the availability of Russian TERCOM, DSMAC, Glonass, Western GPS and computer technology, the only issue for the PLA will lie in good quality 12 inch 600 lb class turbofan availability to power a genuine AGM-86/BGM-109 class strategic cruise missile.



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    H-6H Badgers, there is no shortage of launch platforms. The recently unveiled H-6H variant with four wing pylons is clearly intended for such a role. The Air lauched varient is call CJ-10A
    with a operational range is 2,200km with a speed of Mach 2.5+..


    Operational range:2,200km
    Speed: Mach 2.5+
    Accuracy: 5m
     
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    so major front would be in Arunanchal and finger area? I think they are prepared enough, now it's our turn.
     
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    PLAAF’s first dedicated heavy-lift military transport, the IL-76MD provides significant improvement in the PLAAF’s airlift capability. Each IL-76MD could carry 190 troops, or three armoured vehicles, over a distance of 6,100km, and drop them directly to enemy zone. The aircraft’s airdrop and cargo handing equipment allows it to load, unload and air drop paratroopers, materiel and cargo quickly. The onboard avionics is intended to execute airlift and airdrop missions by day and at night, in VFR (visual flight rules) and IFR (instrument flight rules) weather conditions, as well as under hostile air defence conditions. Recent PLA exercises have featured the transport in a variety of operations, demonstrating its ability to fill the airlift gap previously existed with the PLAAF.













    Yun-8 Turboprop Transport Aircraft


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    The Y-8’s cargo compartment that can rapidly be reconfigured for the carriage of passengers, paratroops, or stretchers. The size of the cargo compartment is 13.5m X 3m X 2.4m, which can accommodate 96 armed soldiers; or 82 paratroops; or 60 stretchers plus 23 lightly wounded patients and 3 medics; or 16t containers; or 20t cargo. The aircraft can be committed for high- and low-altitude airdrops of troops, vehicles and cargo. The basic variant Y-8 can air drop pallets of 1m, 2m, 4m and 6m size. A single maximum airdrop is 7.4t. A pallet can be air dropped within 6 seconds. The aircraft can take off and land on dirt runways (grass, snow, and muddy).

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 5: 2 pilots, flight engineer, navigator, radio operator
    * Capacity: 18 tons cargo
    * Payload: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb)
    * Length: 33.10 m (108 ft 7 in)
    * Wingspan: 38.00 m (124 ft 8 in)
    * Height: 10.53 m (34 ft 7 in)
    * Wing area: 121.7 m² (1,310 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 28,000 kg (62,000 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 61,000 kg (130,000 lb)

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    I haven't finished yet..

    Their is more to add..

    Btw, i will give important points regarding countermeasure given by ex and present Military personal and observers.. ..
     
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    H-6 bomber

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    The H-6K is the latest member of the H-6 bomber family first flying on 5 January 2007. This variant features some radical modifications, including six under-wing pylons to carry an unknown model air-launched land-attack cruise missile; two Russian-made D-30KP turbofan engines; a solid nose replacing the original framed glass-in nose; and a completely refurnished ‘glass’ cockpit featuring six large multifunctional displays (MFD). XAC hopes that these modifications would significantly improve the performance of the 40-year-old design, thus extending its service life well into the next decade.

    Some Internet sources citing XAC internal reports claimed that the development of this new H-6 variant may begin in 2000 or even earlier. A blurry photo of the bomber taken shortly after its maiden flight has been speculating on Internet since late January. Despite its poor quality, the three mock-up cruise missiles carried under the right-wing of the aircraft and slightly larger engine intakes are clearly visible. A second Internet source photo, possibly a scan of an XAC or AVIC 1 newspaper, shows XAC engineers working in a modern airliner-style ‘glass’ cockpit with the unique H-6-style control yokes. A third Internet source photo shows an accurate model of the new H-6K bomber, possibly used by XAC for internal presentations.

    The new H-6K bomber is reportedly powered by two Russian Aviadvigatel D-30KP turbofan engines, the same engine used by the Russian Il-76MD transport aircraft. The turbofan engine offers far greater thrust and better fuel efficiency compared to the ageing WP-8 turbojet engine used by previous variants of the H-6. These engines would provide the new H-6K with increased weapon payload and extended range. The internet source photo of the H-6K shows a slightly larger air intake, possibly to fit the requirements of the D-30KP engines. However, if this report is true, the future of the programme would completely depend on whether Russia is willing to supply the D-30KP engine since the Chinese aviation industry has yet been able to produce an engine of this class.

    Internet source reported that the H-6K project was wholly funded by XAC without the PLA’s support. The situation with the Russian-made engines may cause some concern since traditionally the PLA does not like the idea of relying on foreign sources to provide key components for an indigenously developed weapon system. It is still too early to tell whether the PLA would finally adopt this design.


    General characteristics


    * Crew: 4
    * Length: 34.8 m (114 ft 2 in)
    * Wingspan: 33.0 m (108 ft 3 in)
    * Height: 10.36 m (34 ft 0 in)
    * Wing area: 165 m² (1,775 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 37,200 kg (82,000 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 76,000 kg (168,000 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 79,000 kg (174,000 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Xian WP8 turbojets, 93.2 kN (20,900 lbf) each

    Performance


    * Maximum speed: 1,050 km/h (567 knots, 656 mph)
    * Cruise speed: Mach 0.75 (768 km/h, 477 mph)
    * Range: 6,000 km (3,200 nm, 3,700 mi)
    * Combat radius: 1,800 km (970 nm, 1,100 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 12,800 m (42,000 ft)
    * Wing loading: 460 kg/m² (94 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.24

    Armament

    * Guns:
    o 2× 23 mm (0.906 in) Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 cannons in remote dorsal turret
    o 2× NR-23 cannons in remote ventral turret
    o 2× NR-23 cannons in manned tail turret
    o 1× NR-23 cannons in nose (occasional addition)
    * Missiles:
    o 6 or 7 KD-88 missile (anti-ship or air-to-surface)
    o C-601 anti-ship missile
    o YJ-62 (C-602) anti-ship missile
    o 1× Kh-10 (AS-2 'Kipper') anti-ship missile semi-recessed in bomb bay or
    o 1× Kh-26 (AS-6 'Kingfish') anti-ship missile on port underwing
    * Bombs: 9,000 kg (20,000 lb) of free-fall weapons












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    kongjing-200 airborne early warning & control aircraft


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    the kongjing-20 (kj-200) is an airborne early warning and control (aew&c) aircraft developed by the shaanxi aircraft corporation as part of its “gaoxin” series special-purpose aircraft based on the yun-8 airframe. The kj-200 was also known as “gaoxin 5” within the project. The kj-200 features a a linear-shape active electronically steered array (aesa) radar similar to the swedish ericsson ps-890 erieye. At least three examples are currently in service with the plaaf.













    kongjing-2000 airborne warning & control system

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    the kongjing-2000 (kj-2000) is the first airborne warning and control system (awacs) in service with the pla air force (plaaf), with four examples commissioned between 2006~07. The aircraft was based on the airframe of the russian-made a-50/il-76md, but outfitted with an chinese indigenous electronically steered phased-array (esa) radar developed by nanjing research institute of electronic technology (also known as 14 institute). Xi’an aircraft corporation (xac) was responsible for converting existing il-76md transport jets for the awacs role.

    The primary radar system housed in the radome is an three-sided electronically steered phased-array (esa) developed by nanjing-based 14 institute. Unlike the russian a-50 or u.s. E-3, which rotate their rotodomes to give a 360 degree coverage, the kj-2000's radar antenna does not rotate. Instead, three esa antenna modules are placed in a triangular configuration inside the round radome to provide a 360 degree coverage.

    The chinese-made radar system could be similar in design to the iai phalcon, but may not be as capable as the latter. The phalcon system could track up to 60~100 targets at the same time and guide a dozen fighters in all-weather, day and night operations................
     
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    PLAAF Airfields and logestics

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    PLAAF Airfields

    The TAR spans the mentioned MDs of the two MRs which are opposite India. There are 14 Military airbases in these two regions and 28 civil Airports alone in Chengdu makes total 32 airbases from where PLAAF can launch air operations from Chandu only. The established bases are Hoping, Bangda, Shiquanhe, Bayixincun (in central Tibet opposite AP) and Kongka. There are two airfields in Lhasa Prefecture, airfields at Shannan, XIgaze and additional four that can be made operational quickly. Many have runways of 4000m length and their average altitude is 4000m. At these altitudes, both the aeroplane and fliers are affected, their performance curves dropping quite sharply with altitude. Chinese airfields have revetted parking areas, typically a few dozen in number. Generally, the parking areas of these large revetments are about two dozen meters across, and each is capable of accommodating two or three aircraft. Thus, a typical airbase can sustain two or three Air Regiments, and between 50 and 100 aircraft.





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    Thus, PLAAF will have to position the necessary supplies, FOL and other manpower and material from the mainland in order to sustain operations here. This build up will take time and can be easily monitored, giving Indian forces the necessary warning to react. A major international airfield has been constructed at Nyingchi in SE TAR which is less than 20 kms from the Arunachal border.







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    Look in the map above, you will notice few PLAAF bases are based in front of Arunachal pradesh which will serve primarily as Airdefence fighter such as J-11 and SU-30/27 types.




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    The most strike fighter and logistical aircraft will be placed behind burma and near Chengdu in the north east, China in all likelihood would base her strike elements in relatively secure locations well beyond the ROA of the IAF strike forces. The advantages of air to air refueling accruing to the PLAAF would degrade the effectiveness of IAF counter air operations. This would show up as a serious limitation for the IAF strike forces, As we know PLAAF is making 11 more Airbases in tibet area, this will ensure the safety of the PLAAF strike force, Equipping these newly formed Airbases in tibet is easier coz of new railway lines, As logistics are now ferried in huge by trains, besides trains their is road and Air for transportation for logistical support, therefore no problems i terms of logistics, But in event of war these Railway lines are good target for IAF strike forces..












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    http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article553831.ece

    In mid summer, a train loaded with important combat readiness materials of the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) got to the destination safely via the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

    According to a leader of the Military Transportation Department of the Logistics Department of the PLA Air Force, this is the first time for his Military Transportation Department to organize combat readiness materials to be transported to Tibet by railway since the Qinghai-Tibet Railway opened to traffic, symbolizing a new improvement of the military transportation capacity of the PLA Air Force in combat support.

    As the average altitude of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is above 4,000 meters, the transport guards are apt to cause altitude reaction sickness. To ensure the safety of the transportation, the Military Transportation Department of the PLA Air Force dispatched personnel to command in the forefront and follow the whole transportation process as well as participate in reinforcing, binding and inspecting materials on the way.

    To ensure transportation safety of important combat readiness materials, the officers and men of the Military Transportation Department of the PLA Air Force immediately examine the safety state of the train each time when the train stops at the stations along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. They also persist in summing up experience after traveling for some distance, so as to adjust and improve the preplans for the following actions. During the stop process of the train, the security sentinels always keep a close watch, so as to ensure the important combat readiness materials to be transported to the destination safely.

    The rail link which begins at Golmud and goes up to Lhasa, completed in 2006, adds a new dimension to Chinese build up in TAR. There are plans to extend the rail network up to the Tibetan town of Dromo, which is near Nathu La in Sikkim. The Karakoram highway is to be widened to 30m from its present 10m to permit heavy vehicles to negotiate this route. While superficially meant to augment the carrying capacity from Karachi port into China, the military implications are obvious.

    During War these logistic supply Chains will be main target of IAF strike force..
     
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    PLAAF for the surveillance Radar in Tibet.

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    PLAAF for the surveillance Radar in Tibet.

    Radar Cover – Two Radar Regiments (RRs) have been deployed by PLAAF for the surveillance of Tibet and South Xinjiang region. These regiments cover the flights from the mainland and monitor Indian air activities along the Sino- Indian border. Medium and high level cover in TAR is fairly good. Considering the elevated locations of the PLAAF radars, it is quite likely that movement of Indian strike aircraft may be picked up well before they enter Tibet air space.




    Types Of Radar, Pics and Information

    ECRIEE / CETC JYL-1 Long-range 3D Air Defence Radar

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    The JYL-1 radar is carried in the 2004 CRIA listing of Chinese indigenous products.

    The JYL-1 is a long-range 3D surveillance radar typical of those assets that might be found in a modern air defence network.

    It functions in the E/F-band region and might be used as either a military or commercial asset for air traffic control and management purposes.

    Coverage: (Pd=80%, Pf=10-6, SW1, RCS=2m2)
    Azimuth 0º ~ 360º
    Elevation: 0º ~ 25º
    Search range; 320km
    Height: 25,000m

    Measurement Accuracy (rms):
    Range: 100m
    Azimuth: 0.3º
    Height: 600m @ 200km
    Azimuth: 0.3º

    Resolution:
    Range: 200m
    Azimuth 1.5º

    Reliability:
    MTBF: ≥ 800hrs
    MTTR: ≤ 0.5 hrs
    In the long-range search mode, max PRF to be expected is approx 430pps.










    CETC YLC-18 High Mobility Medium Range Low Altitude 3D Radar

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    his is a two-vehicle convoy, high mobility, medium-range, low-altitude 3D radar announced by CETC in June 2007 at Singapore.

    The reported system features are excellent low-altitude performance with high measurement accuracy, strong ECCM capability.

    Specifications:
    Operating frequency: EF-band
    Coverage: (Pd = 80%, RCS = 2m2)
    Range: ≥ 250km
    Height: ≥ 12,000m
    Elevation: 0º ~ 35º
    Azimuth: 0º ~ 360º

    Its detection range suggest instantaneous PRF of 600pps thus operational PRF of approx 400 is suspected.

    Measurement accuracy: (rms)
    Azimuth: ≤ 0.3º
    Range: ≤ 100m
    Height: ≤ 600m (within 200km)
    Assembly/disassembly: 20mins/4 persons
    MTBCF: ≥ 1,000 hrs
    MTTR: ≤ 30 mins

    In view of its 3D capability and potential to control aircraft and surface-to-air weapons, its likely frequency cover is shown, which is within the ITU regulated bands.



    Besides having Surveillance Radars PLAAF and PLA deployed SAM radars which have range of 150-200kms..
     
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  18. captonjohn

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    Kunal, do you have any info about UAV and UCAV on both side to compare?
     
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    PLAAF`s UAV

    PLAAF`s UAV

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    China is investing considerably in the development of UAVs. China already has a number of short-range and longer-range UAVs in its inventory for reconnaissance, surveillance, and electronic warfare (EW) roles. Research efforts also are underway across a range of UAV technologies with several developmental UAV programs underway related to reconnaissance, surveillance, communications, and EW.

    During the 2006 Zhuhai Airshow, 10 UAV models and mock-ups were displayed, including the Tianyi (Sky Wing) UAV and Soar Dragon high-altitude unmanned scout. However, beyond the UAV models on display, there was virtually no company literature on China's UAVs, except for the "PW UAV" built by the China National Precision Machinery Corp. Models and mock-ups are little evidence to support a strong interest by PLAAF in UAVs. And the PLAAF has shown little interest in UAV surveillance operations.

    "Surveillance or command information is definitely not seen as the primary mission of the Air Force," Cliff said. "I don't recall anything about the Air Force providing surveillance or command-and-control information to the other services. This is consistent with previous observations that joint thinking and practice are still underdeveloped in China."



    Xianglong Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle


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    During the Air Show China 2006, the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) unveiled the model of its “Xianglong” unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) concept. The UAV appeared to be a high-altitude, long-duration UAV for strategic reconnaissance role, similar in size and arrangement to the U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk. The Xianglong completed its high-speed taxing test in October 2008, and the maiden flight is expected to take place in early 2009.

    Xianglong is equipped with a jet engine mounted on top of the fuselage between the V-shape tail wings. According to Chinese media reports, Xianglong has a normal take-off weight of 7,500kg and a mission payload of 650kg. The UAV has a cruise speed of 750km/h and a maximum range of 7,000km. Unlike the Global Hawk, Xianglong does not possess global operation capability. The UAV is only intended to operate in Asia and Pacific region.








    ChangKong-1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Target Drone

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    The ChangKong-2 supersonic target drone was derived from the ChangKong-1. The CK-2 programme began in the early 1990s in response to the PLAAF’s requirement for a supersonic target drone to test its new generation air-to-air missile. No detailed information on the CK-2 is available, but it is understood that the drone first flew in the early 1990s, and its first successful supersonic flight took place in early 1995. The drone features a digital flight control, which was seen as a major breakthrough in China's UAV technology.

    The mission equipment onboard the ChangKong-1 includes five passive radar reflectors, four HaiYing light reflecting missiles, and wingtip-mounted infrared equipment pods.

    Dimentions: Wingspan 7.5m; Length 8.435m; Height 2.955m
    Weight: Empty 2,000~2,500kg; Fuel 600~840kg
    Speed: 850~900km/h
    Range: 600km
    Flight endurance: 70min (low level); or 45~60min (high-level)
    Service ceiling: 10,000~18,000m
    Operational altitude: 500 ~ 5000m










    WuZhen-5 Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle

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    The PLA shot down several AQM-34N Firebee URAV operated by the U.S. Strategic Air Command during their missions over China mainland and North Vietnam in the 1960s. At least one Firebee was recovered by the PLA in relatively good conditions. The UAV was later carefully inspected by the Chinese engineers for possible reverse-engineering. In 1969 Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now BUAA) took the lead to develop an indigenous optical-camera URAV based on the AQM-34N. The development programme consisted of three primary sub-systems: UAV airframe, WP-11 turbojet engine, and the ground control equipment.

    The fuselage of the WZ-5 consists of six sections: the radar compartment, the camera compartment, the fuel tank, the engine compartment, the avionics compartment, and the parachute compartment. The UAV has five camera windows, and is fitted with day-light and infrared cameras for imagery intelligence (IMINT) missions. The aerial photos are stored on the films carried inside the UAV fuselage.

    Dimentions: Wingspan 9.76m; Length 8.97m; Height 2.18m
    Weight: Empty 1,060kg; Maximum take-off 1,700kg; Mission equipment 65kg; Fuel 620kg
    Speed: Max 800km/h (at 17,500m altitude)
    Range: 2,500km
    Flight Endurance: 3 hous
    Service Ceiling: 17,500m










    ASN-206 Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle

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    The ASN-206 is a lightweight, short-range, tactical multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by Xi'an ASN Technology Group Company, a commercial company owned by Northwest Polytechnic University (NPU). The ASN-206 can be used for day/night aerial reconnaissance, electronic warfare and countermeasures (EW/ECM), battlefield surveillance, target positioning, artillery spotting, border patrol, nuclear radiation sampling, aerial photography and prospecting, and electronic countermeasures. It is one of the most popular and advanced tactical UAV systems fielded by the PLA.

    Wingspan: 6m
    Length: 3.8m
    Height: 1.4m
    Weight: Max take-off 222kg; Max mission payload 50kg
    Speed: Maximum 210km/h
    Range: 150km
    Flight Endurance: 4 - 8 hours
    Service Ceiling: 5,000 - 6,000m










    ASN-104/105 Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle

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    The ASN-104 (also known as D-4) tactical unmanned reconnaissance aerial vehicle (URAV) was developed by Xi'an ASN Technology Group Company, a commercial company of the Northwest Polytechnic University (NPU) in early 1980s. The ASN-105 is an improved variant introduced in the early 1990s. The ASN-104/105 was the first generation indigenous tactical URAV in service with the PLA, designed for battlefield reconnaissance, day/night surveillance, border patrol, artillery spotting, and aerial photography and prospecting roles.

    Wingspan: 4.3m
    Length: 3.32m
    Height: 0.93m
    Weight: Max take-off 140kg; Max mission payload 30kg
    Speed: Max 250km/h; Cruising 150km/h
    Range: 300km
    Flight endurance: 2 hours
    Service ceiling: 3,200m
    Remote control distance: 60km (ASN-104), 100km (ASN-105)










    ASN-15 Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle

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    he ASN-15 unmanned reconnaissance aerial vehicle (URAV) has been deployed by the PLA ground forces for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roles. Developed by Xi'an ASN Technology Group Company, the 6kg ASN-15 can be launched by a single soldier in his hand. The URAV can fly at a speed of 80km/h at altitudes of 50~500m, and the flight endurance is 1 hour. The UAV is fitted with a CCD camera and transmits the image data to the ground station via datalink in a real-time manner.

    The URAV is operated by the UAV unit of the reconnaissance battalion organic to an Army division. The UAV and the ground equipments can be dissembled and carried by soldiers in several boxes. The URAV can be recovered by parachute or gliding.

    Wingspan: 3m
    Length: 1.8m
    Weight: Max take-off 6.5kg
    Speed: Max 80~90km/h
    Flight endurance: 1 hour
    Operating altitude: 50~500m
    Remote control range: 10km
    Powerplant: Air-cooled piston engine








    Harpy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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    PLA acquired an unknown number of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Harpy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 1994. The deal was not revealed until late 2004, when Washington was reported to have pressured the Israeli government to ‘roll back’ its defence relations with China. According to the reports, the U.S. intelligence spotted the PLA deploying Harpy UAV in its joint exercise held near the Taiwan Strait in 2004.

    The Harpy is a unique weapon system with features of both UAV and cruise missile. The system is designed to detect, attack and destroy enemy radar. Launched from ground vehicle or surface ship far away from the battle zone, the UAV flies autonomously to the patrol area. The UAV’s radar seeker constantly search for hostile radar signal. Once the enemy radar is detected, the system can automatically compare the signal with its database and prioritise the threat of the target. Once the enemy radar is verified, the UAV make a near vertical dive to the target and destroy it with its high explosive warhead. The warhead is set to detonate just above the target to maximise the damage. The smart UAV can also abort the attack and continue loitering if enemy radar signal disappears during the attack.

    The PLA has reportedly returned some of its Harpy UAV back to Israel in 2004 to be upgraded with new seekers that enable visual identification and attack of target even after the enemy radar emitter is turned off. This would further enhance the PLA’s capabilities in UAV and anti-radiation warfare. The PLA may also uses the Harpy technology to improve the performance of its own designs.

    General characteristics

    * Crew: Unmanned
    * Length: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
    * Wingspan: 2.1 m (6 ft 10 in)
    * Height: ()
    * Loaded weight: 135 kg (300 lb)
    * Powerplant: 1× UEL AR731 Wankel engine, 28 kW (37 hp)

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: 185 km/h (100 knots, 115 mph)
    * Range: 500 km (270 nm, 312 miles)

    Armament

    * 1 × 32 kg (70 lb) high-explosive warhead




    Gud Point!
    They also come under surveillance..

    http://www.defenceforum.in/forum/showthread.php?t=14782&page=3
     
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    Countermeasures by IAF..

    Countermeasures by IAF..

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    The IAF has always been weighted heavily towards offensive air operations. During any hostilities India cannot commit her entire Air Force on one front against China. She will perforce have to plan sufficient reserve forces to counter any moves by Pakistan. With the balance of the forces she would undertake to neutralize the important Chinese air fields in Tibet. It may be difficult to gain air superiority in the Tactical Battle Area (TBA), however it would be possible to achieve a Favorable Air Situation for limited periods of time.


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    The IAF in some respects would have a relative advantage over the PLAAF in regard to air operations. This is particularly so for aircraft operating from the plains of the Central and NE sectors bordering China. These aircraft would not have a maximum load penalty as compared to those operating from airfields at high elevations.

    In the Aksai Chin sector India faces such a limitation for offensive capability because of the high elevation of the launching bases. With fairly potent striking power, the IAF could bring about meaningful results in her counter air operations.

    However, a relative disadvantage that she would face would be in finding suitable
    counter air targets within the ROA of her strike forces. This is particularly important in view of the China to operational air to air refueling. China in all likelihood would base her strike elements in relatively secure locations well beyond the ROA of the IAF strike forces. The advantages of air to air refueling accruing to the PLAAF would degrade the effectiveness of IAF counter air operations. This would show up as a serious limitation for the IAF strike forces.


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    Interdiction operations in the Tibetan plateau should pay good dividends. SU-30MKI could be effectively employed in this role by the IAF. CAS operations in the NE sector are likely to be hampered because of the terrain and the prevailing weather. In the Aksai Chin sector shortage of IAF airfields in the vicinity of the TBA would reduce the available effort, though attack helicopters would prove effective in both sectors. Heliborne operations could pay rich dividends in moving small forces for sabotage behind enemy-lines.

    India would also have to invest in more modern Electronic Warfare equipment and
    develop or purchase anti-radiation missiles. IAF ALCM of PJ-10 is vary helpful weapon in destroying Enemy Infrastructure Inside TBA..

    India need to concentrate attacks on PLA supply-lines once the PLAAF airfield are out of action, The supply routes in tibet specially rail and road networks needed to be cutoff, This action benifit in two ways:


    1. This will slow the repir work on Chinese side..
    2. It will IA & IAF enough time to attack vulnerable PLA posts..



    India needs to concentrate on SEAD missions too, As it is expected that every PLA critical position ( C&C, arty, Supply Convoys etc ) will be protected by mobile AAA & SAMs




    Anti-Radiation Missiles:




    R-27P

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    One more variant of the R-27 is an R-27P (AA-10D "Alamo-D") missile with a passive seeker. This is an anti-radar homing missile launched against aircraft using active radars, such as AWACS and jamming aircraft. Missile's long-range variant with an extended range engine is the R-27PE.

    http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-Air-Launched-Weapons/R-27-AA-10-Alamo-Russian-Federation.html



    AGM-88

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    Weight : 355 kilograms (780 lb)
    Length : 4.1 metres (13 ft)
    Diameter: 254 millimetres (10.0 in)
    Detonation mechanism : FMU-111/B laser proximity fuze
    Operational range : 57 nautical miles (66 mi; 106 km)
    Speed : 2,280 kilometres per hour (1,420 mph)
    Guidance system : Passive radar homing with home-on-jam, EHF active radar homing in E variant. 500-20,000 MHz for AGM-88C


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-88




    KH-31P

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    Kh-31P - passive seeker head for use as an anti-radiation missile. Stays at high altitude throughout its flight, allowing higher speeds and increasing range to 110 km (60 nmi; 70 mi). The seeker has three interchangeable modules to cover different radar frequency bands, but they can only be changed at the factory


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kh-31
     
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    IAF fighters

    IAF fighters..

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    IAF can hit Tibetan PLAAF bases with long range fighters-like SU-30MKI and newly induced LCA, with the help of in-flight refuelers IAF strike group can attack from any base in India, the strike group may consist of anti-runway and precision attack , SEAD and air-superiority fighters..


    CAS will be provided

    1. MIG-27

    2. Mirage-2000

    3. Jaguar





    The Interceptor and Air-defense fighters


    1. MIG-29,

    2. MIG-21

    3. SU-30MKI..



    SEAD missions

    1. MIG-27..
     
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