A Closer Look At Stealth, Part 4: Counterstealth Radars At Zhuhai 2016
Airshow China 2016, which took place in November in Zhuhai, served as an exhibition for the country’s most advanced defense technology, including the strides it is making in counterstealth technology. Along the flight-line, the China Electronics Technology Group Corp. (CETC) displayed three large low-frequency radars—the VHF-band JY-27A, UHF-band YLC-8B and L-band SLC-7—along with its passive 2-D radar, the JY-50. Inside the halls, the China Electronics Corp. (CEC) displayed its own large L-band radar, the REL-4. While Russia’s Almaz-Antey did not bring any hardware to the show, the company was on site to promote the counterstealth systems developed by its Nizhny Novgorod Research Institute of Radio Engineering (NNiiRT). These included: the tri-band, self-propelled multivehicle radar system, the 55Zh6ME “Nebo-M;” the single-vehicle, towed, two-band radar system, the 55Zh6UME; and its forward-scatter, bistatic, multispan radar “fence,” the Barrier-E.
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