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Zhuhai 2016: Stealth aircraft on China’s radar

10th November 2016 - 10:56 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai


China displayed its technological prowess with a number of air surveillance radars at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in China.

Among them were ‘cutting-edge’ radars - as described by Chinese media - purportedly able to detect hostile US-built stealth aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

The major supplier of radars to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), and a priority has been devising new radars to counter threats from fifth-generation fighters. Both the PLA and CETC showed off a number of radar types in outdoor exhibits.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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