IMINT & Analysis: New Chinese LPAR

June 10, 2009 · Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized 

SOC has an article on a newly constructed phased-array radar in western China:

he purpose of this radar system is not known, nor can it be determined by imagery alone. The location may provide some insight, as it is positioned in the western region. It may be positioned there to monitor Russian ballistic missile trials activity, or missile testing at Sary Shagan. Alternatively, it may be a space surveillance system intended to serve as a component in the developmental ASAT system.

An existing space-related LPAR has been identified in Xuanhua.


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