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Will new Chinese warship radar shift balance of naval power in world’s oceans?


China is building the most powerful warship radar on record: scientists

Peer-reviewed paper says Earth’s curve can affect the line of sight but boost in capability could give PLA major advantageNew-generation system can suppress adversaries with output power peaking at 30 megawatts, the researchers saidScienceStephen Chenin BeijingPublished: 8:30am, 7 Jun, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Chinese scientists have revealed that construction has begun of a radar system that could shift the balance of naval power in the world’s oceans with its ability to detect incoming missiles from thousands of kilometres away.A Chinese military vessel equipped with the radar would be able to detect a ballistic missile from up to 4,500km (2,800 miles) away – about the distance from southern China to northern Australia, according to scientists involved in the project.

The radar can also track multiple targets within 3,500km, or about the distance to Guam, the researchers said, in a peer-reviewed paper published on May 31 by the Chinese-language journal Electric Machines and Control.

The team of scientists and engineers, led by associate professor Sun Donyang from the Harbin University of Science and Technology, said the radar is suitable for installation on new Chinese warships, with the first system already in construction.

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