This is a discussion on Type 052 (Luhu Class) within the Navy forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by ChinaGuy The seas in the north are well demarcated. China do not believe threats are greater in ...
from "Shipborn Weapons Magazine"
Here's another version.
The main gun seems to have turned sideways in that pic compared to the previous one.
I found a R&D doc (dated back to february 1994 from 724th institute) talking about Ship-based Multifunction PAR and MMIC T/R Modules. The researchers advocated the choice of S-band, saying one face with 3000 T/R modules (average power of 10W for each one) could detect a target with a RCS of 0.008mē 147km away. They also advised to initiate studies and the development of solid state and GaAs T/R modules.
I think that 14th Institute followed these recommendations in the development of the H/LJG-346 (052C radar).
Last edited by escobar; 11-01-2012 at 10:38 PM.