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Thailand inducts Chinese artillery radar

22nd August 2016 - 02:12 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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Thailand continues to buy Chinese weapons, the latest being the BL904A artillery locating and fire correction radar from Norinco.

Developed and upgraded from the BL904, the BL904A looks like Norinco’s latest RA3 radar. Thailand’s new systems are mounted on Volvo 6x6 trucks, each incorporating a large antenna, containerised control station and generator.

The radar system has two modes: one for detecting the trajectory of enemy mortar, howitzer or rocket projectiles, plus detecting and tracking low-flying targets such as aircraft, helicopters and UAVs, and one to correct friendly artillery fire.

It can detect the trajectory of up to 18 rounds to

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Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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