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PLA Air Force to unveil 12 types of equipment to public

Twelve types of equipment of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLA AF) will be open to the public for the first time in September, organizer of the PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day said at a press conference in Changchun, northeast China’s Jilin Province on August 30, 2016.

The Bayi Aerobatic Team, Bayi Parachute Team and four flight demonstration teams of the Aviation University of the PLA Air Force will also perform during the PLA Air Force Aviation Open Day which starts on September 1.

The Open Day aims to demonstrate the PLA Air Force achievements in transformation, effectively enhance the public awareness and responsibility of aerospace safety, and inspire the society to support the construction of the PLA Air Force.


Over 30 types of equipment will be open to the public. More than 40 sets of equipment including H-6K bomber, KJ-500 Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) aircraft, HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system and airborne infantry fighting vehicle will participate in the static display.

It is the first time for 12 types of equipment with high information level including the KJ-500 AEW&C aircraft and H-6K bomber to be open to the public.

The two-day activity is open to visitors from across the country.

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