Is that even possible?
China Can See Your F-22 or F-35 (As In They Claim They Can Track Stealth Fighters)
Wu Jianqi, a senior scientist at the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, told Chinese media that his team has solved this dilemma.
China claims to have developed a special radar that can detect stealth aircraft.
In addition, it also functions as a fire control radar that can guide missiles toward stealthy jets like the F-35.
“Meter wave radar can be deployed on vehicles, on land and warships, creating a dense web that gives hostile stealth aircraft nowhere to hide,” said China’s Global Times.
Chinese scientists say they have solved a fundamental dilemma inherent to radar. High-frequency radars, such as microwave radars, emit a lot of short pulses that are good for guiding weapons to a target. Low-frequency radars, that emit waves that are meters long, are better for searching an area but aren’t precise enough for fire control (here’s a quick primer). That means high- and low-frequency radars tend to be paired for search and fire control.
(This first appeared in May 2019.)