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Zhuhai Air Show 2018: Quantum radars, laser weapons and technology galore

8th November 2018 - 16:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai


China likes to talk up its technological prowess, often in a peremptorily way, but at least there was evidence of the directions the country is taking with such things as an active phased-array radar for airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft, a quantum radar and a laser weapon all on display at Airshow China 2018.

Beginning with the radar, the 14th Institute of the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) showed a rotating conceptual scale model that it labelled the KLC-7. 

The fact that it is a rotating means it is quite different from the radar domes mounted on both

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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