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New Chinese AEWC aircraft to debut in V-Day parade

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-08-27 17:10

BEIJING - China's latest airborne early warning and control (AEWC) aircraft will debut and lead the AEWC aircraft formation in the Sept 3 military parade in Beijing, according to a military source.

The medium-sized aircraft is a multi-sensor unit, which can support surveillance missions and perform command and control maneuvers, said pilot Song Xianping, which will be flying in the parade.

The large-sized AEWC aircraft, also produced in China, will lead all ten air formations in the coming V-Day military parade, the second time it has done so since in the 60th anniversary of New China's establishment in 2009.

According to the parade air command center, the large-sized AEWC aircraft will also be responsible for security during the parade. It had a similar security role during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and 2010 Shanghai EXPO as well as in major military drills.

New Chinese weaponry chosen to be displayed in the parade will showcase military modernization and innovation.

Eleven foot formations, 27 armament formations, ten aircraft formations and two veteran teams will be included in the parade, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World War II.

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