Procurement: The Chinese Solution for Finding the Sky Pirates


June 6, 2007: In order to fight rebel use of small, single engine civilian aircraft as light bombers, Sri Lanka is buying, for $5 million, a Chinese JY11 low altitude radar. This system has a max range of 180 kilometers, and can spot aircraft flying at tree top level, up to nearly 50,000 feet. The 3-D radar is mobile, requiring three large trucks to transport it all. The JY11 can also deceive many radar detectors.




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