HOME > Sci-Tech New >

Vietnam prepares countermeasures against China's stealth fighters

Vietnam prepares countermeasures against China's stealth fighters

Before the J-20, China's first stealth fighter, enters service with the PLA Air Force, Vietnam will purchase the Vostok-E 2-Dimensional Metric Band Surveillance Radar from Belarus with the ability to detect and attack stealth aircraft, reports the Military Analysis based in Moscow.

Developed by KB Radar based in Belarus, the Vostok E VHF band radar is a replacement to the P-18 radar system during the Soviet era.

KB Radar claims the Vostok E radar is able to detect stealth fighters such as the US F-117A Nighthawk from 74 kilometers nautical miles away in a jammed environment. In an unjammed environment, the distance can be increased to 350 kilometers.

With a unique wideband "Kharchenko" square ring element radiator arranged in a diamond lattice pattern, the Vostok E radar is designed to improve its frequency agility against earlier generation stealth fighters.

Even when facing more advanced stealth aircraft like the F-22, the Vostok E can detect targets from 57 kilometers away and shoot them down with the S-300 surface-to-air missile. It is a new design to challenge the aerial domination of American stealth aircraft.

However, Vietnam will probably become the first nation to use the radar system in an asymmetric warfare strategy against stealth fighters from China including the J-20 and J-31 over the disputed South China Sea.

Military Analysis said Belarus has agreed to sell about 20 Vostok E radar systems to Vietnam, as well as send advisers to train Vietnamese operators to use the hardware.

Source: (WantChinaTimes)News - 11 June 2013

Photo: The Vietnam will Purchase Vostok-E Mobile Solid-State 2D Digital VHF Radar from Belarus
(Photo by KBRadar)



American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News

• Boeing, Safran Joint Venture to Start Operations

Boeing and Safran secure regulatory approvals to begin their joint venture for designing, building and servicing Auxiliary Power Units....>>

• Iran admits to being hit by potent cyber attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweets 'Incredible series of coincidences. Or, a simple chronology of a Mossad program to kill the 2015 nuclear deal'; Israel remains silent on...>>

• DARPA Teaches Robots Manners

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed a general model "for what norms and normative networks are" and how they can be developed into interactive algorithms fo...>>

• US Soldiers to Get Pocket-Sized Drones by 2018

The U.S. Army is planning to equip its soldiers with miniature drones by 2018 in order to assist with ground operations....>>

• CyberPoint international joins Lockheed's Cyber Security Alliance

Lockheed Martin's alliance of companies battling cyber-security threats gets a new member, CyberPoint International....>>

• US Navy receives first MC-8C Fire Scout

The US Navy received its first Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter earlier this month, the company says. The aircraft will be used for developmental testing later...>>

• Iran unveils domestically manufactured VTOL drone

The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled a domestically manufactured vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle, which can take photos, videos, and control traffi...>>


       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,