China's new naval radar can monitor areas of India size

China has reportedly developed an advanced compact size maritime radar which can maintain constant surveillance over an area of the size of India. According to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, the domestically-developed radar system will enable the Chinese navy to fully monitor China's seas and spot incoming threats from enemy ships, aircraft and missiles much earlier than the existing technology. 

According to the Post, Liu Yongtan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) from the Harbin Institute of Technology, is credited to have upgraded the China's radar technology and developing an advanced compact size radar for the PLA Navy's carrier fleet to maintain constant surveillance over an area the size of India.

On Tuesday, President Xi Jinping conferred the country's top science award, carrying a prize money of USD 1.116 million, to Liu and another military scientist, Qian Qihu at an event in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for their contributions. Yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage had arrived in the Chinese capital on the invitation of Xi Jinping. Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, said reports from state media.

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