When the Air Force Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command recently participated in a think tank activity, he said that his F-35 had close contact with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s J-20 and Air Police-500 early warning aircraft during patrols in the East China Sea, but he was still not sure if the J-20 was in China. What is the main role played by the Air Force.
Indo-Pacific Command Air Force Commander General Kenneth Wilsbach recently participated in a meeting of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies (Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies) under the American Air Force Association (AFA), and confirmed that the US F-35 and the People’s Liberation Army J-20 ( J-20) and Air Police-500 (KJ-500) in the East China Sea.
Admiral Verbach did not respond to the host’s question about the date of the incident, or whether it happened more than once, but said that the encounter impressed the US military with the command and coordination of the J-20 and KJ-500.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a fight, because the two planes were just close to each other and observed each other for a while, but they really flew well.” Werbach pointed out that the US Air Force has a very good role for the KJ-500 in the People’s Liberation Army. Interested, still studying the operation mode of this early warning aircraft.
“KJ-500 is their latest airborne early warning platform. Many long-range missiles, such as the PL-15 (PL-15) long-range missile, must rely on it for guidance.” Werbach said how to interfere with the PLA’s long-range missile hunting chain (Kill chain) is his latest interest.
As for the J-20, Verbach also said that the U.S. military is still not sure whether the latest fighter jet of the PLA will serve as a multi-mission platform like the F-35 or a full-time air superiority like the F-22, but based on the actions observed by the U.S. military, it is still based on the air. Excellent tasks are in the majority.
Although the Russian-Ukrainian war has been going on for three weeks, for the Indo-Pacific Command, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is still the number one imaginary enemy of the U.S. military. In addition to continuing to monitor the PLA’s actions, it has also recently responded to North Korea’s missile test launch and held large-scale exercises in the Yellow Sea to maintain the Western Pacific region. deterrent.