Hong Kong military commentator Leung Guo-liang said China’s airborne early warning and control system is the world’s most advanced radar system, according to Hong Kong’s Ming Pao.
Wang Xiaomo, one of the developers behind China’s airborne early warning and control system, said the country has made nine breakthroughs in the development of the system that put it ahead of the United States. China’s KJ-2000 early warning and control system is a multi-functional and sophisticated radar that has the longest and widest range in the world.
The Washington-based Jamestown Foundation was cited as saying China’s early warning and control system, with its Active Phased Array Radar, is one generation ahead of the Boeing E-3C Sentry of the US, the most advanced of its kind in the US, with its a rotating radar dome.
Although the US’s development of Passive Phased Array Radar has matured and been used in Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, China has been focusing on developing the more advance Active Phased Array Radar from the beginning and sought to take advantage of its earlier entry to the sector.
Wang has been exploring the possibilities of giving all Chinese early-warning and control systems the capability to detect the US F-22 stealth fighter jet.
Full article: PLA’s airborne radar system best in the world: commentator (Want China Times)