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China Develops Ability To Detect US F-22, Other Stealth Fighters

Chinese JY-26 Phased Array Radar
February 22, 2016

China has developed a new type of Phased Array Radar that can detect US F-22 and other stealth fighters.

According to a report on PLA Daily published earlier this month, Several fighters from East China Sea Fleet patrolled around the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea after receiving orders that unidentified tracking occurred near the ADIZ on the morning of Feb. 10.

The report said that helicopters from a carrier-based helicopter brigade along with the carrier patrolled around the area and missiles were set on fighters on duty at nearby military airports which were prepared to take off for combat. However the report did not disclose which country the objects belong to or other relevant information.

Chinese military expert Yin Zhuo was quoted as saying to Asia Today by ChinaMil news daily last week that if the unidentified objects appearing near ADIZ over the East China Sea turned out to be F-22 from the US, it would be a good opportunity for China's military to practice its ability to find, identify and intercept stealth fighters.

Yin also said that F-22 is not totally stealth and meter-wave radar could detect the fighter. Radars arranged towards the East China Sea are able to find the F-22 stealth fighter jets, according to Yin. Besides, airborne early warning and control aircraft like KJ-2000 and KJ-500 are also equipped with the ability to detect stealth fighter jets.

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