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Active Chinese Navy Aircraft (2024)


Military | Modern Airpower

Chinese growth in all sectors of defense has led its naval arm to expand beyond warships and submarines - now including air power.

There are a total of [ 25 ] Active Chinese Navy Aircraft (2024) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.

Also consider Warpower: China, breaking down the complete fighting strength of the nation of China through a detailed by-the-numbers approach.


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1978
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin
Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin
Medium-Lift Civilian / Military Utility Helicopter
2/25
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1985
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
3/25
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1980
Picture of the Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
Twin-Engined Business Jet
4/25
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2018
Picture of the CAIC Z-18
CAIC Z-18
Medium-Lift, Multirole Military Helicopter
5/25
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2005
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon)
Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon)
Multirole 4th Generation Fighter Aircraft
6/25
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1980
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
7/25
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2014
Picture of the Guizhou (AVIC) JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
Guizhou (AVIC) JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
Advanced Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
8/25
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1976
Picture of the Harbin (CAIC) Z-8
Harbin (CAIC) Z-8
Maritime Multirole Navy Transport Helicopter
9/25
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1986
Picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
10/25
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1994
Picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Medium-Lift Transport / Gunship Helicopter
11/25
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2010
Picture of the Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light-Attack Aircraft
12/25
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1994
Picture of the Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
Light Attack / Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
13/25
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1982
Picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
14/25
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1995
Picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
15/25
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1967
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
16/25
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1981
Picture of the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
17/25
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2012
Picture of the Shaanxi Y-8 ASW
Shaanxi Y-8 ASW
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
18/25
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2012
Picture of the Shaanxi Y-9
Shaanxi Y-9
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
19/25
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1961
Picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
Jet-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
20/25
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1980
Picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
Multirole / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
21/25
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1996
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
22/25
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1994
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
Carrier-Based Air Defense Fighter Aircraft
23/25
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1959
Picture of the Xian H-6
Xian H-6
Strategic Bomber Aircraft
24/25
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1992
Picture of the Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
Fighter-Bomber / Strike Aircraft
25/25
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1985
Picture of the Xian Y-7
Xian Y-7
Turboprop-Powered Regional Airliner / Cargo Aircraft
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