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China has created a radar capable of tracking hypersonic missiles with unprecedented accuracy

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul11,2024

China has created a radar capable of tracking hypersonic missiles with unprecedented accuracy

A group of researchers led by Professor Zheng Xiaoping of the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University reported that it has created a radar capable of tracking 10 hypersonic missiles approaching at M=20 (Mach number, about 24,500 kilometers per hour) with unprecedented accuracy and detect false targets.

During simulations and tests, the new radar showed an error of 28 centimeters when estimating the distance to a rocket flying at a speed of about seven kilometers per second, and the accuracy of estimating its speed was 99.7%.

Previously, it was considered impossible to achieve such indicators.

Scientists incorporated lasers into the radar design, due to which the radar system was able to generate and process much more complex microwave signals than before, while accurately measuring high-speed objects. The new radar, according to scientists, is capable of detecting objects at a distance of more than 600 kilometers.

Progress in radar technology may push the race to create hypersonic weapons.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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