China reveals sale of advanced missile-tracking technology to Pakistan

March 27, 2018

Jane’s 360:

China has revealed the sale of an advanced missile-tracking system to Pakistan that may enhance the South Asian country’s ability to develop multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology for its medium- to long-range missile systems.

In a 14 March statement the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced that its Institute of Optics and Electronics supplied Pakistan with “a set of four optical tracking measurement systems” capable of carrying out tasks such as automatic tracking, target monitoring, and image recording.

Chinese engineers and technicians completed integration tests over the past three months and provided “training and guidance” to Pakistani personnel, said the CAS, adding that the system “meets or exceeds” the agreed technical requirements “in terms of function, imaging quality, and distance and tracking accuracy”.

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