Monday, May 27, 2019

China’s meter wave anti-stealth radar capable of guiding missiles to destroy stealth aircraft: senior designer

via Global Times.
China's meter wave anti-stealth radar not only detects advanced stealth aircraft, but also guides missiles to destroy them, a senior Chinese radar designer said at a recent interview.

Meter wave radar can be deployed on vehicles, on land and warships, creating a dense web that gives hostile stealth aircraft nowhere to hide, Chinese military experts told the Global Times on Thursday.

"As long as they are designed to serve this purpose, meter wave anti-stealth radars can fulfill the requirement," Wu Jianqi, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) who conducts researches and designs anti-stealth radar, said when asked in an interview with the Naval & Merchant Ships magazine whether a meter wave radar can guide missiles to shoot down stealth aircraft.

Meter wave radars can detect stealth aircraft because modern stealth aircraft are mainly designed to avoid detection by microwave radar, and are less stealthy to meter wave radar, military experts noted.

However, analysts previously said that because of their low resolution and accuracy, meter wave radars can only send warnings about incoming threats. And even if microwave radars compensate for the shortcomings of the meter wave radars, they are unable to entirely overcome these shortcomings.

Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the Global Times that older meter wave radars could only see roughly an object's general direction, not its exact location.

Wu solved the issue by designing the world's first practical meter wave sparse array synthetic impulse and aperture radar.

I know the reaction from many will be NO!  He's lying.  But I simply ask this.  Is it possible?  Does this sound at all plausible?

Leaving this here for the actual and self proclaimed radar experts to discuss.

I just want to know if its possible and if it is then what next. My response would be to look at what we're working on.  Hypersonics.  A quiet shift to long range, high capacity least that appears to be the focus...the B-52 being re-engined, the B-21 coming online...seems like the USAF is going for a payloads with platform approach.  Just a hairbreath away from the Navy's view of things.

They know something we don't.

This could be it.

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