Update: Closeup photo of Chinese Hawkeye

A closeup photo of the Chinese Hawkeye AEW&C has been posted online. The plane’s designation is JZY-01 or JianZaiYun-01. The literal translation means carrier-borne transport zero one.

The plane, based on the Xian Y-7, has reportedly flown and the leak was covertly approved ahead of the 18th party congress. The engine cowling has been redesigned and the engine comes with a six-blade propeller.

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