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Chinese anti-stealth T-radar: Fact or fiction?

9th October 2017 - 00:54 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


In early October, Chinese-language media in Hong Kong and China began reporting a breakthrough in anti-stealth radar technology with the testing of a new terahertz radar (THR) purportedly built by the China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) at a Chengdu-based research facility in Sichuan Province.

However, reports of the creation of an anti-stealth THR capable of identifying US-built F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning fighters now appears to be as mythical as the Romulan thalaron radiation weapon from the 2002 Star Trek movie Nemesis.

The first problem is simple. Chinese radars are not within Norinco’s traditional area of expertise, as it

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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