China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undertaking trials on a new search radar that may be intended for use on a future class of surface combatant or for retrofitting to current frigates and some destroyers.
The radar has been installed on the Type 909A (Dahua-) class trials ship Hua Luogeng (pennant number 892) and is configured with two inclined back-to-back planar arrays on a mechanically rotated pedestal. The two square arrays appear to be similar in size to the arrays of the Type 382 long-range surveillance radar, which is derived in part from the Russian-made Fregat MR-710 (‘Top Plate’) radar.
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