China says its anti-artillery radar, to be used near Myanmar border, can lock onto enemy cannons in eight seconds

China’s homegrown cannon tracking radar

China’s homegrown cannon tracking radar

The following is based on a translation from a report in Chinese media: says in its report that Chinese anti-artillery radar is able to lock on to and identify an enemy cannon’s location in 8 seconds.

The report says the radar will draw media attention in the large-scale drill along the border between China and Myanmar.

China first imported such radar from the the UK, which had a range of 20 km and were able to detect the location and calibre of more than 20 enemy cannons simultaneously.

Later, China imported the technology so they develop its own version of the radar.

The report says that China imported 4 ANTPQ-37 radar units from the US in 1987.

However, the newest artillery tracking radar China uses are its homegrown SLC-2 radar units, installed with Chinese passive phased array radar.

The SLC-2 surpasses the US ANTPQ-37 in all its functions and has a range exceeding 50 km.

In addition it is equipped with an optical infrared system and sound measuring systems that enable Chinese troops to discover an enemy’s stealth attack.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: “How China’s anti-artillery radar identifies enemy cannon’s location in 8 seconds” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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