China’s passive radar can detect US stealth fighters: Russian expert

China’s DWL002 passive-detection system is capable of directing Chinese air defense systems against enemy stealth fighters, Vassily Kashin, a senior research fellow from the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, told the Voice of Russia on Oct. 1.

China has devoted huge resources to develop radar systems with the capability to intercept aircraft like the US F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters. The DWL002 was revealed to the public for the first time at the Ninth China International Defence Electronics Exhibition in Beijing in May. The system has a range of 500 kilometers and can detect, locate and track air, sea and ground radiation.

The United States and other Western countries discontinued the development of passive-detection radar systems considering them too large and with questionable accuracy. Russia and China however are among the nations to persevere with the technology. The DWL002 system is designed with technology China acquired from Ukraine.

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