China has added a new KJ-600 surveilance aircraft to its fleet, which includes the KJ-500 pictured above.

Popular Science reports that China has developed the KJ-600, a carrier-based early warning and control plane that can help fill a critical gap against the US Navy.

Built by the Xian Aircraft Corporation, the KJ-600 weighs 25-30 tons and is powered by twin-engine FWJ-6C turboprop engines. It also carries a large radar dome on top of its fuselage. It’s designed to perform the same role as the US Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control plane.

Photo capturing the new JK-600. Photo: Chinese Military Aviation