China's first anti-submarine patrol aircraft in 60 seconds
The Y-8Q is China's first independently developed and manufactured fixed-wing anti-submarine patrol aircraft. This variant of China's Y-8 transport plane integrates reconnaissance, analysis and attack capabilities. It is mainly used for accurately seeking and attacking enemy submarines. It has an infrared detection system, CCD cameras and laser range-finders for identifying surfaced targets. The Y-8Q is also equipped with the world's most advanced magnetic anomaly detectors that are able to spot demagnetized submarines under water. The introduction of the Y-8Q will enhance the People's Liberation Army's overall anti-submarine warfare capabilities.