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ORBAT of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Air Brigades. A 🧵
#PLAAF #PLA #ArmyAviation #China #Military #militaryhistory #fighteraircraft
1. The PLAAF reformed the command structure of its air formations in the late 2000s/early 2010s. It moved from a division-based to a brigade-based formation, essentially reducing the weight of the command structure by deleting one command level
2. In effect, the command structure changed from having a 7-tier (PLAAF HQ –MRAF HQ – command post – air division – air regiment – flight group – flight squadron) to a 6-tiered one (PLAAF HQ – Military Region Air Force HQ – Base – air brigade – flight group – flight squadron)
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Analysis on new infrastructure in #Pakistan Airforce bases in the last 3 years.
Detailed analysis of the infrastructure of each base is given below Image
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All my tweets on military and geopolitical affairs are contained in this master thread.
My take on why the US is not militarily intervening in Ukraine and why in the long term it will be of immense benefit to Bharat.
WDMMA has placing the #IAF above the #PLAAF (Chinese Air Force) in its annual Global Air Power Rankings.
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1. We saw the reports of the provocative flights of #China's #PLAAF warplanes violating #Taiwan's defense zone. But what wasn't reported at the time was that the #US and allies likely knew the Chinese were going to do something on their Oct 1 National Day celebration and put
2. four aircraft carriers in the region. So while China showed off its military power with over 75 planes on their National Day, not far away an armada of over 120 warplanes was watching.

October is a particularly auspicious time in Chinese history.
3. Besides Mao's Oct 1,1949, declaration of the People's Republic of China, Taiwan holds its big day on Oct 10, called, "Double Ten" that celebrates the beginning of the end of the Chinese Imperial monarchy that established the Republic of China headed by Dr.Sun Yat Sen.
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Thread on #PLA Naval Airforce #PLANAF & #PLAAF AEW&C, MPA, special mission aircraft.

KJ-2000 #Mainring AEW&C (4 in service) based on IL-76 airframes with indigenous systems & radome comprising of 3 #AESA radars forming a triangle, nose/wing mounted surveillance/ESM. 1/10
KJ-200 (GX-5) #Moth (11 in service with Navy-Airforce)

Based on Shaanxi Y-8 series airframes with #AESA balanced beam radar similar to Eyrie radar system developed by Saab which Pakistan airforce is using. Newer variants have added sensors mounted on sides/under and on top. 2/10
KJ-500 (GX-10) 16+ in service Navy-Airforce)

KJ-500 has become mainstay airborne early warning aircraft with newer/bigger Y-9 airframe. Fixed radome comprising of 3 #AESA radar triangularly arranged despite entering in service in 2014 over 16 aircraft are in service. 3/10
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J-11A #Flanker in Tibet Autonomous Region #TAR on a public open day with all its Russian weaponry. 3 x R-77 on rack, R-27/IR next to ECM pod and R-27/ER under the fuselage. This kit assembled Flanker forced China to develop J-11B/BS so they can mount indigenous weapons on. #PLAAF Image
J-11A has first generation Russian IRST system on left of HUD Image
Cool shots #Flanker is a beauty, something so enormous yet graceful and majestic ImageImage
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All those who think #PLA is a sovereign force of #China🇨🇳 are wrong. #PLA is not the member of the sovereign state of #China but an armed component of #CCP #Mafia.
Founded in 1927, more than 2 decade before the founding of People's Republic of #China 🇨🇳, #PLA came into existence before the state.
#China's 🇨🇳 Ministry of National Defense which is a state organ does not exercise command control over the #PLA. It only serves as a liaison between the #PLA and foreign militaries. Command and control of #PLA is exercised by the #CCP's #CentralMilitaryCommission.
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