China 052C Destroyer Can Detect, Track, Intercept Stealth Aircrafts

Why this photo make US military silent/

Why this photo make US military silent?

China’s 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: “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)


4 Comments on “China 052C Destroyer Can Detect, Track, Intercept Stealth Aircrafts”

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  3. Steve says:

    Excellent News – Type 730 CIWS …… Left the Provocateurs gasping for air, absolutely flabbergasted, words could not express their grief that the F22, B2 bombers are stealth obsolete.
    But, I suppose when the J20 is operative, the US and Japan will have their own CIWS. In fact they probably have already produced CIWS that can intercept their stealth jets.


    • Joseph says:

      The J-20 may have similar features than F-35, but it has more success as true stealth than F-35. Being the developer of J-20, the Chinese has the capability to track it and any other less developed stealth planes. Since the F-35 is being ‘stealthy’ as the Australian Collin-class noisy submarine being ‘silent’, it is no problem to track it. In fact the obsolete F-22 is said to be far stealthier than F-35.
      Type-730 CWIS is a wise choice, just in case the stealth fighter cannot be lock-on by missiles. After all, the Serbian shot down American stealth fighter only with shoulder pad SAM with visual targeting and aiming, and without its tracking on.