China’s New Anti-stealth Radars Enable Killing F-35 Hundreds Km AwayPosted: July 1, 2017
Global Times give a description of China’s new 4th-generation anti-stealth radars displayed at Paris air show that has just closed this week.
China’s integrated anti-stealth radar systems of YLC-8B, SLC-7 and SLC-12 radars and JY-27A, JY-26 and JYL-1A radars can not only detect and accurately find the position of stealth aircrafts but also guide missiles to shoot down them.
As a result, F-22s and F-35s are utterly unable to come close to China’s coasts to attack China.
The above-mentioned anti-stealth radars represent world most advanced long-range radar technologies.
They mark the speedy application of the integration of the coordinate surveillance and combined active and passive monitoring technologies and intelligent minute processing technology
The integrated system of JY-27A, JY-26 and JYL-1A codenamed “Sky Guard” is based on the experience in shooting down US F-117A stealth fighter in 1999 with a meter-wave anti-stealth radar.
JY-27A is the newest meter-wave radar much more advanced than that used 20 years ago to shoot down F-117A. It is an all-round digital array active phased array radar with agile wave beam scanning and strong task scheduling and resources management capabilities, which make it a strong multi-task and multifunction radar with much greater maneuverability and reliability in carrying out its tasks.
It adopts a series of new technology such as super resolution height measuring that is commensurate with complicate topography, continuous vertical coverage of air space and integrated anti-jamming technology. Such technologies enable it to overcome the traditional shortcomings of meter-wave radar that fails to cover low elevation, monitor airspace continuously or to measure the height of a target.
JY-26 is a UHF-waveband long-range three dimension early warning and guiding radar with duel frequency and super large aperture anti-stealth capabilities. JYL-1A is a new-generation S-waveband multifunction and multi-task radar with integrated capabilities of air defense early warning, anti-missile early warning, gun position detection and adjustment and airspace control.
In the system of YLC-8B, SLC-7 and SLC-12 radars YLC-8B is the core. It works at UHF-waveband, which due to its long wavelength can be diffracted by a stealth aircraft. It is thus able to serve as air battle command system and weapon interception system and can provide air force with integrated information of the position, distance, height and friend-or-foe nature of any target. It has strong intelligence integration and independent guiding capabilities.
SLC-7 radar in the system works at L waveband and has the advantages of high accuracy and maneuverability while SLC-12 in the system works in S waveband and is able to detect various targets such as conventional and stealth targets, drones, cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, static missiles and rocket artillery with high measuring accuracy and ratio of data.
The three radars supplement one another to form an anti-stealth early warning and monitoring system that can not only ensure detection of stealth targets but also guide air defense system in conducting accurate strikes.
The system provide a anti-stealth solution with complete types and wavebands for international users.
In the airshow, China also promotes its YLC-29 passive surveillance radar system that can detect a stealth warplane through its reflection of civilian FM radio signals. It may supplement the above two systems.
Some readers may wonder, since the systems are able to deal with China’s J-20 and J-31 stealth fighter jets, why China provide them for international users. To enable them to shoot down China’s stealth fighter jets?
China’s J-20 and J-31 have been developed for defending its airspace especially against the bully from US stealth warplanes.
China has no intention to attack other countries with its stealth warplanes. Selling the systems to other countries will enable not only China to recover its development costs but also other countries to resist US bully.
Summary and comment by Chan Kai Yee on Global Times’ article in Chinese titled “Experts: China’s 4th generation anti-stealth radars represent world most advanced standards”, full text in Chinese can be found at http://mil.huanqiu.com/observation/2017-06/10918602.html.