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Order of Battle - China

The list below provides an overview of military aircraft types operated by Chinese armed forces and the (primary) roles they fulfil.

China is a country in Asia sharing borders with Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Vietnam.

  People's Liberation Army Air Force
6x   AS332 Super Puma   medium-lift transport
..x   CJ-6   basic flying training
12x   CL-601 Challenger   VIP transport
120x   H-6 Badger   strategic bombardments
380x   J-7 Fishbed   air defence
200x   J-8 Finback   air defence
100x   J-10 Vanguard   multi-role
270x   J-11 Flanker   air defence
  "          "   +74 on order
4x   JF-17 Thunder   multi-role
70x   JH-7A Flounder   maritime strike
200x   JL-8   advanced flying training
2x   KJ-200   airborne early warning
5x   KJ-2000   airborne early warning
5x   Learjet 35/36   electronic intelligence
4x   MA60   tactical transport
20x   Mi-8 Hip   anti-armour attack & medium-lift transport
240x   Mi-17 Hip   anti-armour attack & medium-lift transport
120x   Q-5 Fantan   ground attack
24x   S-70C Blackhawk   medium-lift transport
34x   Su-27SK Flanker   air defence
42x   Su-27UBK Flanker   operational conversion
16x   Tu-154M Careless   electronic warfare & heavy transport
20x   WZ-9   anti-armour attack
23x   Y-7 Coke   tactical transport
84x   Y-8 Cub   special operations & tactical transport
15x   Y-11   light transport
2x   Y-12   light transport
15x   Z-8   heavy-lift transport
13x   Z-8KA   search and rescue
21x   Z-9   utility
20x   Z-11   utility
   
  People's Liberation Army Navy
..x   An-26 Curl   tactical transport
..x   Be-6 Madge   anti-submarine warfare
..x   CJ-6   basic flying training
14x   H-6 Badger   strategic bombardments
26x   H-6DU Badger   air-to-air refueling
..x   HZ-5 Beagle   reconnaissance
..x   JH-7 Flying Leopard   multi-role
52x   JH-7A Flounder   ground attack
30x   J-7D/E Fishbed   air defence
48x   J-8 Finback   air defence
2x   J-10 Vanguard   multi-role
..x   J-11   air defence
..x   JJ-7 Fishbed   operational conversion
12x   JL-8   operational conversion
12x   Ka-28 Helix   anti-submarine warfare
9x   Ka-31 Helix   anti-submarine warfare
8x   Mi-8 Hip   medium-lift transport
40x   Q-5 Fantan   multi-role
4x   SH-5 Beagle   anti-submarine warfare
23x   Su-30MK2 Flanker   multi-role
..x   Y-5 Colt   light transport
10x   Y-7 Coke   tactical transport
..x   Y-8 Cub   tactical transport
2x   Y-8J Cub   airborne early warning
4x   Y-8MPA Cub   maritime patrol
1x   Yak 42 Clobber   VIP transport
..x   Z-5 Hound   medium-lift transport
26x   Z-8 Frelon   anti-submarine warfare
21x   Z-9C   anti-submarine warfare & search and rescue
   
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Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this overview, it should be treated as a guide only. If you have any updates, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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