Starting from the 1980s, based on a Chinese cargo plane Y-8 (a localized version of the Soviet An-12 production Shaanxi Aircraft Industry Corporation) and its radically improved version of Y-9 was created 19 different versions of special aircraft, including 11 types of aircraft series "Gaoxin" (GX, 高新) for the Air Force and Air Force PLA Navy.
"Gaoxin" - a designation for the aircraft carriers of special electronic equipment, in this family include aircraft EW, AWACS, electronic intelligence, psychological warfare and basic patrol.
Older types of patrol and other special aircraft, which were created in the 1980s - 1990s, as well as the test platform used in the aviation industry, this designation does not carry.
Also, refer to "Gaoxin" have no special plane on the basis of other platforms, such as AWACS aircraft KJ-2000 and electronic reconnaissance aircraft based on the Tu-154 (Tu-154D).
From the bottom up: Airplane EW GX-1 (Y-8CB), electronic intelligence aircraft GX-2 (Y-8JB), jammer GX-3 (Y-8G)
From the bottom up: Airplane communication and control GX-4 (Y-8T). AWACS aircraft GX-5 (Y-8W, KJ-200), base patrol aircraft GX-6 (Y-8Q)
From the bottom up: GX-7 (Y-8XZ) psychological warfare aircraft, functionally close to the US EC-130J Commando Solo, capable of performing radio and television broadcasting in the territory controlled by the enemy; GX-8 (Y-9JB) - air complex electronic warfare for the Navy; GX-9 (Y-9W, KJ-500) - AWACS aircraft of the new generation.
From the bottom up: GX-10 (Y-9XZ) - psychological warfare aircraft of the second generation; GX-11 (Y-9G) - electronic reconnaissance aircraft the Air Force of the second generation.
Flying Laboratory Y-8H, T0518
ZDK-03 (Y-8P) - export AWACS aircraft for the Pakistan Air Force (set 4 units)
Y-8J - basic patrol aircraft (first flight in 1998) with the British RACAL Skymaster radar in the nose cone
Flying laboratory for testing radar fighter J-11B / BS
Machinery 1980 - basic patrol plane Y-8X and medium drones Y-8E, used to run UAV WZ-5, copied from American vehicles 1960 Ryan Firebee.