China’s expanding anti-submarine warfare capabilities

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This Y-8GX-6 ASW aircraft at Shanghai Dachang airport is believed to be assigned to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s re-established 1st Naval Air Division. Chinese internet

The Y-8GX-6 (KQ-200) antisubmarine warfare aircraft has been operational with China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy’s Southern Theatre Command, assigned to the 9th Naval Air Division for some time. Now, the type has for the first time been noted flying with the Eastern Theatre Command from Shanghai Dachang, suggesting the 1st Naval Air Division has been reestablished. Andreas Rupprecht