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KJ-200, or 'Y-8 Balance Beam' system, is an AEW&C program developed by Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation. The key component of this aircraft is a brand new airborne radar system, visually similar to the Ericsson Erieye AESA system, as well as ventral radar domes. The platform of this aircraft is based on the latest Y-8 transport aircraft variation, Y-8F-600. It was reported Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150B turboprops and Honeywell avionics were added to the design. In Chinese National Day military parade 1/10/2009, the Air Force KJ-200 took the role as a lead plane.
The project experienced major setback in 2006, please refer to China PLA Air Force KJ-200 Accident.