Y-8 (GaoXin 7) EW/ECM Aircraft
A new member of the “Gaoxin Project” series aircraft, reportedly designated “Gaoxin 7”, was first spotted operational the PLAAF in April 2008. The aircraft features two large plate antenna arrays on each side of the rear fuselage, a pair of electronic antennas attached on the vertical tail fin, and two large radomes located in front of the landing gear compartments housing additional electronic equipments. The exact role of the aircraft is unknown.
Last update: 20 March 2009