China’s military drone has new radar with resolution of 10 cm at 8000 metre height

China’s artillery guiding drone

China’s artillery guiding drone

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media: carries’s report on cooperation between military and civilian enterprises in weapon development.

The report reveals that the No. 2 Research Institute of China’s Aerospace Science & Industry Corp. (CASIC) has developed the SAR radar technology.

This has a resolution rate of 0.1 metre at a height of 8,000 meters, capable of discerning a football on the ground from that height. It can be used for both military and civil purposes.

The radar can be installed on drones that fly as high as 8,000 metres.

These drones can be used to guide Chinese artillery against a ground or air enemy.

SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) uses microwaves to produce high resolution imagery anytime – even in inclement weather or darkness.

For this reason, it is superior to electro-optical imaging systems.

SAR images are so amazingly clear and crisp that SAR is used for a diverse range of military and science applications.

This includes earth resources monitoring, agricultural and land use, ocean spill monitoring, polar ice assessment, intelligence acquisition, battlefield reconnaissance and weapon delivery.

Source: “New radar for Chinese drone with resolution of 0.1 meter at the height of 8,000 meters” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)

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