New radar to hunt Chinese stealth jets

May 14, 2018

Taipei Times:

As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deploys J-20 stealth fighters in increasing numbers, Taiwan is fielding mobile passive radar systems to defend its airspace against stealth aircraft, a senior Ministry of National Defense official said.

Two radar units — developed by the ministry-affiliated Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology — would be deployed some time this year for operational testing, the officials said on condition of anonymity.

The system would enter mass production in 2020 if the military decides that it meets its operational needs, he said.

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