China has developed an advanced compact size maritime radar which can maintain constant surveillance over an area of the size of India, according to a report in The Free Press Journal quoting agencies.
The domestically-developed radar system will enable the Chinese navy to fully monitor China’s seas and spot incoming threats from enemy ships, aircraft and missiles much earlier than the existing technology, the report stated.
Liu Yongtan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) is credited to have upgraded the China’s radar technology and developing an advanced compact size radar for the PLA Navy’s carrier fleet to maintain constant surveillance over an area the size of India.
The report further added that President Xi Jinping conferred the country’s top science award, carrying a prize money of $1.116 million, to Liu and another military scientist, Qian Qihu in Beijing for their contributions.
Qian was felicitated for setting up the theoretical system for China’s modern defence engineering and contributions in creating underground nuclear shelter facilities, the Xinhua agency reported.
Liu said the ship-based OTH radar had greatly increased the range of area that the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) could monitor.