China has announced new advanced radars that can detect stealth aircraft, including drones, as well as low-flying cruise missiles, as it continues to actively strengthen its combat capabilities. and military muscle flexibility amid rising tension in the region.
Among the “star products” at the Nanjing show, which ends on Saturday, are the country’s first mobile and multipurpose radar, which can be carried by a soldier, according to the Global Times.
This device is being dubbed the “killer of the drone” thanks to its ability to detect small targets and slowly immerse themselves under strong interference by flying close to the ground.
According to its developer, the No. 14 Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Corporation (CETC), the so-called “YLC-48 radar” can “effectively detect and track incoming targets from every angle ”.
The radar uses a digital integrated circuit and it can be mounted on all types of light weapon platforms, can carry out missions in all weather conditions, and can be deployed, the report said. and withdrew quickly, the report said.
The Institute has also developed the Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) for radar, enhancing the country’s defenses “in sensitive areas”.
As the coronavirus pandemic raged around the world over the past year, tensions are also rising in the region over many issues, where China finds itself in a direct political clash with the United States.
Washington and Beijing still contradict Chinese policies in Hong Kong and their treatment of the Uighurs in the Northwest Xinjiang region – issues Beijing sees as domestic problems.
Cruise missile tracking
China has also expressed tension at the growing intimacy between the US and Taiwan, which Beijing considers a rebellious province.
Last year, China threatened to “give legal and necessary responses” after the US agreed to sell advanced weapons systems worth $ 1.8 billion to Taiwan.
In recent weeks, China has conducted military exercises involving aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan. It was also accused of deploying its aircraft in the air defense identification zone (ADIZ) of Taiwan almost daily.
In response, the US held several joint exercises with China’s neighbors including Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines, and sent its own naval fleet to conduct “free-of-cargo” cruises. sea ”in the South China Sea is disputed.
With tensions rising in the region, Beijing has also increased its military spending in recent years.
In 2019, China launched a new hypersonic ballistic missile believed to be capable of penetrating all of the existing anti-missile shields deployed by the US and its allies.
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Last year, it was reported that China was working to double its nuclear warheads.
China has also increased its use of drones, as well as anti-drone capabilities by its radar.
At the show in Nanjing, another anti-drone radar system made its public appearance was the S-band 3D TWA, a low altitude surveillance radar.
According to the Global Times report, the new radar system “can simultaneously detect and track targets including low-flying cruise missiles, fighters and small drones”.
“It will be deployed in key locations such as cities, nuclear plants and military facilities,” the developer is reported to have cited.
Hu Mingchun, director of the No. 14 Research Institute that developed the radars, said the new systems were needed “to deal with low, low, and slow altitude targets”.
A separate Global Times report on the exhibition says the new Chinese-developed radar systems are “considered superior to their foreign counterparts”.
Other radar equipment announced at the show is the YLC-8E, which can detect even the “most advanced stealth aircraft”, as well as the KLJ-7A, China’s first aerial radar sold to Other countries.