Friday, September 23, 2016

China Is Boasting That Their New Radar Is Capable Of Detecting Stealth Planes

Early-warning radar trucks at a parade in Beijing in September 2015 marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan. Photo: Xinhua

South China Morning Post: The end of stealth? New Chinese radar capable of detecting ‘invisible’ targets 100km away

Breakthrough relies on ‘spooky’ phenomenon of quantum entanglement.

A top Chinese military technology company shocked physicists around the world this week when it announced it had developed a new form of radar able to detect stealth planes 100km away.

The breakthrough relies on a ghostly phenomenon known as quantum entanglement, which Albert Einstein dubbed “spooky action at a distance”.

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), one of the “Top 10” military industry groups controlled directly by the central government, said on Sunday that the new radar system’s entangled photons had detected targets 100km away in a recent field test.

That’s five times the “potential range” of a laboratory prototype jointly developed by researchers from Canada, Germany, Britain and the United States last year.

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WNU Editor: I suspect that there are some in the Pentagon .... especially those who are responsible for the F-35 program and other stealth projects ..... who are hoping that this Chinese report is just hype and not true.


Jay Farquharson said...

Detecting stealth aircraft, isn't that hard. All you need is long wavelength radar.

Guiding a missile, close enough for a hit, is not possible with long wavelength radars.

The F-35's huge IR signature however, means that you just have to point an IR Missile close enough to the F-35 for the IR seeker head to find the target, on it's own.

Anonymous said...

Right. Reported at length in technical literature a long time ago. Initial use claimed to bring down F-117A shootdown.

Nice job picking up the mistake.

RussInSoCal said...

Wonder what stealth aircraft they're using for testing. Their own?

Jay Farquharson said...

They don't need stealth aircraft to test, just a low RCS model.