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Images show J-15 fighter fitted with wingtip EW pods

Photographs recently published in online forums show a two-seat Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 multirole fighter aircraft equipped with what appear to be wingtip electronic warfare (EW) pods, suggesting that an electronic attack (EA) variant of the aircraft may be at a late stage of development for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force (PLANAF).
Images have emerged in Chinese online forums showing a two-seat SAC J-15 fighter aircraft equipped with wingtip EW pods.Photo by: Via CJDBY.net
The single-seat J-15 forms the core of the carrier airwing on China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning , and will also embark in the second carrier that is expected to begin initial sea trials shortly.
A two-seat version of the carrier-borne J-15, commonly referred to as the J-15S, was first reported to have flown in late 2012 and it was anticipated that it would be introduced as a two-seat trainer.