China Has Data Link, Networking Long before US F-35, AEGIS


The pretty girl who designed the data link and networking functions in Type 022 fast boat she developed in 2002

The pretty girl who designed the data link and networking functions in Type 022 fast boat she developed in 2002.

On September 17, I reblogged US media National Interest’s article “Game Changer: Combining Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and AEGIS Missile Defense” for readers’ information.

It is funny that the term “Game Changer” is used in the title of article as it gives the impression that the US is now changing the game of war, some readers have got the impression that such data link and networking is unique US invention and no other countries are capable of that.

It makes some readers of the article arrogant and criticized others for not understanding “the significance of networked warfare and the major impact it will have on conflict in Asia. Let just say that as this type of 21th century warfare comes online, China will overnight find its most advanced strategies obsolete. China remains a generation behind.”

US military is fond of showing but China is not; therefore, China has developed similar data link and networking long before the US but does not call it game changer as it knows well such technology is common and all other countries are making efforts to develop and obtain it.

Let me quote my post on the data link and networking in China’s Type 022 stealth fast boat on July 22, 2014 titled “Jane’s: China’s Type 022 Missile Boats Scare US military with Their Strength” based on Jane’s and Chinese media’s reports.

They (the fast boats) may leave the battle field after firing their missiles as due to the boat’s advanced data link, they can leave the missiles to the care of Chinese AEW&C aircraft or warships.

The boat’s multi-purpose radar can search and lock on targets both in the air and at sea, guide anti- ship and aircraft missiles. It has also optical-electronic and infrared tracking devices and laser distance measuring device. In addition, it can provide navigation guidance and short-range early warning for other boats that are maintaining radar silence.

The data link and networking are not inferior to US current ones between F-35 and Aegis destroyer, but the fast boat with such functions was successfully developed in 2002 by the young girl in the above photo. She invented the data link and networking 14 years ago but did not have the arrogance to call them game changer.

The National Interest article quotes US Lt. Col. Richard Rusnok as saying, “This test represents the start of our exploration into the interoperability of the F-35B with other naval assets.” The US has just started exploring while Chinese data link and networking are quite mature in 2002!

People can still be proud about US data link and networking. How funny!

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on National Interest’s article “Game Changer: Combining Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and AEGIS Missile Defense”, full text of which has been reblogged by him on September 17.

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8 Comments on “China Has Data Link, Networking Long before US F-35, AEGIS”

  1. […] China Has Data Link, Networking Long before US F-35, AEGIS – It is funny that the term … as it knows well such technology is common and all other countries are making efforts to develop and obtain it. Let me quote my post on the data link and networking in China’s Type 022 … […]

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  2. […] China Has Data Link, Networking Long before US F-35, AEGIS – It is funny that the term … as it knows well such technology is common and all other countries are making efforts to develop and obtain it. Let me quote my post on the data link and networking in China’s Type 022 stealth fast boat on July 22, … […]

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  3. Joseph says:

    14 years. That pretty girl is not young anymore. So is a US lieutenant colonel. But it took all the time for Richard Rusnok to become a lieutenant colonel to figure out something that a whiz-kid fresh officer would figure out. At least that girl is doing something meaningful in her life. You would not find such young girl doing amazing thing in the West, only under-appreciated ‘bright’ young girl who care about feminism and eager to take lead of who-knows-what.

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  4. Indian ocean for India says:

    You need a stealthy aircraft to fully exploit the networking capabilities of network warfare. The majority of the Chinese aircraft are non-stealthy. China cannot take advantage of networked warfare.

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    • Joseph says:

      What does stealth have to do with network warfare? Do you even know what is ‘stealth’ and what is ‘network warfare’? This is even dumber that connecting a plane that cannot fly far with some Aegis phased-array radar.

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      • Indian ocean for India says:

        Here are the answers your questions

        – Stealthy aircraft or ships can get closer to the enemy before being detected. If they do not radiate the enemy will never know they are around
        – Networked warfare means that situational awareness can be shared with the ENTIRE network. In other words the aircraft with the best view of the enemy can share his picture with the entire network.

        Does that help?

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        • Steve says:

          Information technology NETWORKING as U are referring to are supported by Communication Satellite technologies, irrespective of by wire, microwave, air surveillance radar, PESA, AESA
          Radars, etc, etc. China’s JY-26 easily monitors an F-22 flying to Sth Korea, 400km away from the Yellow Sea. Only the US has the Stealth F-22 and F-35 and both are easily detected across the ECS and SCS including the B-2 stealth bomber. These are reasons for grounding the F-22 in Guam because China’s Networking Warfare technologies are superior in air surveillance and detection.

          How do U know China’s Aircraft are non stealthy.? The US had to ground their F-22 in Guam and won’t fly the F-35 within 500km to roam around the ECS and SCS skies. China’s J-20 has yet to be commissioned. China’s networking warfare capabilities and anti stealth technologies are second to none. Go Read the US Defence Website News “How China will track and kill America’s Newest stealth jets” & “China’s Anti Stealth Radar comes to fruition.”

          It’s true that a pilot’s aircraft’s helmet view can share data link with the entire information network, but what has it got to do with Stealth.? An advanced stealth aircraft like China’s J-20 with coating technologies is to avoid detection by enemy radar. How is it that China cannot take advantage of networked warfare.?

          U should be informing the US that their F-22s, F-35s and B-2s are Not Stealthy enough to fully exploit the network capabilities of networked warfare. Their stealth jets are easily detected by both China’s and Russia’s radar network capabilities.

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        • Joseph says:

          Not really. You assumed that your stealth ships and aircraft is ‘stealthy’. They are not. So the enemy will now exactly where you are. And what’s the use for the ‘awareness’ shared by the entire network? To watch your F-35 spy plane got shoot down? Or to watch those pornography video of the female crews together? Like those made by Australian navy Jedi Council?
          This is what you get from reading propaganda only. You know what people already knew all along.

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