China 052C Destroyer Can Detect, Track, Intercept Stealth AircraftsPosted: March 5, 2016
China’s tiexue.net military forum says in its post today that China’s Type 052C missile destroyer is equipped with LR-66 tracking radar, OFC-3 optical tracker and Type 730 Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) to detect, track and intercept stealth aircrafts such as F-22 Rafter and B-2 bombers.
Type 730 CIWS has a respective range of 3,500 and 2,500 meters in intercepting aircraft and missile.
In addition Type 052 destroyer can coordinate with J-10B, J-31 and other Chinese fighter jets equipped with China’s most advanced EOTS-89 optical search and track system to detect F-22A and B-2 within 200 km.
Source: tiexue.net “China’s 052C has a close defense radar looks like a small spin: US military says nothing after seeing it” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)