Taiwan’s defensive air superiority challenged by new Chinese aircraft

Want China Times
Date: 2015-03-27

Taiwan’s advantage over China in term of air defense may have been lost as the People’s

China's new KJ-500 AWACS aircraft. (Internet photo)

China’s new KJ-500 AWACS aircraft. (Internet photo)

Liberation Army recently added a fleet of new airborne early warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft to its Air Force, a global defense magazine reported Thursday.

Referring to photographs that were released on a Chinese online military forum, the magazine IHS Jane’s 360 said the Chinese Air Force has commissioned its newly developed KJ-500 AWACS aircraft to bolster its air superiority capabilities.     [FULL  STORY]