Mystery of China’s New Special Remote Sensing Surveillance Aircraft


Xinzhou-60 remote sensing surveillance aircraft. Photo: mil.huanqiu.com

Xinzhou-60 remote sensing surveillance aircraft. Photo: mil.huanqiu.com

Xinzhou-60 remote sensing surveillance aircraft with remote sense equipment in its belly and auxiliary tank on its wing. Photo: mil.huanqiu.com

Mil.huanqiu.com gives a description of the mysterious equipment on China’s new remote sensing ground surveillance aircraft Xinzhou-60, which according to it conducted its maiden flight at Nianliang Airfield, Xian on March 9.

Xinzhou-60 carries advanced satellite data telecommunications system, on-board operation management system, high precision stability platform, location and posture measure equipment, etc. to carry out strong functions to obtain aviation information through remote sensing and conduct integrated data processing and management.

The coordination of several Xinzhou-60s will be able to conduct synchronized observation at various stations from various angles and support the development of distributed satellite observation technology.

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “What is the mysterious equipment on that new type of aircraft” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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