Quan­tum radar tech to counter stealth

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

A ma­jor State-owned de­fense con­trac­tor has de­signed and built a cut­ting-edge quan­tum radar, which mil­i­tary ob­servers say will even­tu­ally be able to de­tect stealth air­craft from great dis­tances. The radar, de­vel­oped and made by the Nan­jing Re­search In­sti­tute of Elec­tron­ics Tech­nol­ogy in Jiangsu prov­ince, is able to de­tect and track tar­gets more than 100 kilo­me­ters away, Sun Jun, head of the in­sti­tute’s In­tel­li­gent De­tec­tion Tech­nol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory, told China Daily in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view. The in­sti­tute has been work­ing with the Uni­ver­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy of China and Nan­jing Uni­ver­sity, along with other re­search part­ners, in car­ry­ing out field tests of the radar’s pro­to­type, and has ex­ten­sively im­proved its ac­cu­racy and sen­si­tiv­ity, he said. The radar is still un­der­go­ing tests and is more like a pro­to­type demon­stra­tion of fu­ture ca­pa­bil­i­ties, Sun said, adding that fu­ture ver­sions will have bet­ter anti-stealth prop­er­ties.

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