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PLAAF Shaanxi Y-8 - KJ200.jpg
Role Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C)
National origin People's Republic of China (PRC)
Manufacturer Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation
Developed from Shaanxi Y-8

KJ-200, or Y-8 Balance Beam system, is an Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) program developed by the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation.

Design and development[edit]

The key component of this aircraft is an AESA radar system, visually similar to the Saab Erieye system, mounted on struts above the rear fuselage, as well as ventral sensor domes. The platform of this aircraft is based on the Shaanxi Y-8F-600 and it has been reported that Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150B turboprops and Honeywell avionics have been incorporated.

The general designer of KJ-200 is Mr. Ouyang Shaoxiu (欧阳绍修),[1] the same general designer of ther Y-8. According to Mr. Ouyang the KJ-200 has been significantly modified (around 80%) from the original Y-8.[2] including the adoption of a glass cockpit.[3]

Operational history[edit]

The project experienced major setback in 2006, when a KJ-200 crashed into a mountain in Guangde County while undergoing tests.

During the National Day of the People's Republic of China military parade 1 October 2009, a KJ-200 took the role as a lead plane.[4]

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