“The recent unveiling of China‚Äôs new PSYOP (Psychological Operations) aircraft, the Gaoxin-7(ťęėśĖįšłÉŚŹ∑), marks an important step forward for People‚Äôs Liberation Army‚Äôs (PLA) psychological warfare capabilities.
Based on a Y-8 airframe (similar to the U.S. Military‚Äôs C-130), the Gaoxin-7‚Äôs primary mission is to conduct PSYOP missions against enemy forces. Although specific details are few and far between, People‚Äôs Republic of China (PRC) media has compared the Gaoxin-7 to the U.S. Air Force‚Äôs (USAF) EC-130J ‚ÄėCommando Solo‚Äô in terms of its mission and capability. The EC-130J Commando Solo is essentially a flying broadcast station which can transmit media in AM, FM, HF, TV and military communication frequencies to enemy positions. Its transmission capability is so powerful that it is required to operate at least 200 miles off the coast of the United States during training missions so as to avoid interfering with civil communications.”