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ZDK-03 'Karakoram Eagle' AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) Pictures album
 
 
Shaanxi ZDK-03 Karakoram Eagle AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) model with Pakistan-China flag - another milestone in the exemplary history of cooperation between Pakistan and China.
In 2006, Chinese AWACS is pictured at Chaklala Air Base. It has been reported that China was keen to sell its AWACS after Pakistan clinched a billion dollar deal with Swedish firm SAAB for radars to counter India's decision to buy Phalcon Airborne Radar System from Israel. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
ACM Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed smiles as Air Marshal Shahid Lateef, the PAF DCAS (Operations), sign the AWACS Memorandom of Understanding, watched by personnel from China. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
     
Pakistan Air Force signed an agreement for the joint development of four ZDK-03 AEW&C aircraft Karakoram Eagle which were to be configured to meet Pakistan's specifications with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
A variant designed specifically for export to the PAF. ZDK-03 has very advance Chinese AESA radar along with other sensors and communications equipment mounted on the Y-8F600 platform. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
PAF has plans to induct a total of four Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft in a $278m deal. ZDK-03 also features a solid nose with MAWS sensors on both sides, as well as two small vertial tail stablizers. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
     
PAF signed a contract in 2008 with China Electronics Technology Group Corporation for the joint development of four Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft configured to Pakistan's specifications. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS radar is reported to have a greater range than that of Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C radar. This arrangement is similar to the one being used by E-2C Hawkeye. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
Shaanxi ZDK-03 has single active electronically steered array radar from the Chinese KJ-2000 which is mounted on a turboprop-powered Y-8F600 in a rotating rotodome. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
     
Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) is an advanced with sophisticated integrated sensors and communications suite and does provide a true 360° coverage. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft (serial# T0518/Project 021) based on Y-8 Category II Platform featuring 6-blade propellers was first discovered at CFTE in early 2006. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) aircraft (serial# T0518/Project 021). Unlike KJ-200, this variant carries a tranditional rotodome above its fuselage, with a mechanically rotating antenna inside. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
     
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman with other officers on occasion of the rollout ceremony of first Shaanxi ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft to Pakistan Air Force on November 13, 2010. [Picture courtesy: Directorate of Media Affair, PAF]
ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft (serial# T0518) for PAF to test radar at the centre of aircraft testing in Yanliang, China. ZDK-03 is expected to serve as an airborne command & control center for the JF-17 fighter fleet currently in service with PAF. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
ZDK-03 AWACS aircraft (serial# T0518) testbed has been further modified to carry a fixed rotodom with three AESA antennas installed inside, which could be a downgraded version of the KJ-2000 AWACS system to be installed onboard the Y-7 shipborne AWACS. [Picture courtesy: Chinese Military Aviation]
     
 
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