Long-range early warning radar detects and tracks a target in a video of "five major radar early warning systems". The China Electronics Technology Group Corporation unveiled the systems to meet the requirements of future armed conflicts. Photo: Liu Yang/GT
The five major radar early warning systems unveiled at the Airshow China 2018 will meet the requirements of future armed conflicts, experts said.
The early warning systems, released by the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation on Wednesday, include anti-missile operations, space attack, space defense, joint theater operations, ocean warfare, global surveillance and combat, the company said.
Hu Mingchun, director of the corporation's No.14 research institute, told the Global Times that in the information era, military equipment must comprise a system to effectively conduct missions.
"No matter how advanced the electronic device might be, a system of devices that can operate and coordinate is indispensible," Hu said. A systematic warning tool is the core link in battle, he said.
The radar system is the "eye of the troops," Hu said. "The system collects information about the battlefield environment, the enemy and ourselves. It also allocates resources and tasks through a command automation system to guarantee the accuracy of attacks."
The five systems were more than a concept, Hu said. The corporation can provide customers with existing military electronic devices to serve as a command center and key detectors.
Multifunctional phased array radar tracks and identifies warhead in a video of "five major radar early warning systems".The China Electronics Technology Group Corporation unveiled the systems to meet the requirements of future armed conflicts. Photo: Liu Yang/GT