The same as the radar on 892, it is another design of the 8th Institute.Loongnaval tweeted this one. I am not sure if this is a fan construct or something that can be credible. Nor does it say which ship it might belong to.
China Navy a Intergrated mast design
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This practically looks like a smaller version of 055 without the radar panals for true AAW capabilities. Well, makes sense since AsubW will be its primarily function.
We've talked about this before, it's a trade-off really. The higher you have to put them, the smaller/less capable they are and the more difficult it is to cool and support them properly. The lower you put them, the more effective horizon coverage you lose.The height difference between where the main radars are set makes me wonder why the 346B on the 055 are set so low like on US based AEGIS designs that the Koreans and Japanese also use. The Europeans seem to favour higher positions which should make sense when considering horizon and curvature? Or am I missing something? The Sampson units on British and French ships seem more like the config in this suggested frigate layout but 055's 346B are set so low like on AB destroyers.
Exactly. That is why there is a smaller radar with four sides on the mast of the 055.We've talked about this before, it's a trade-off really. The higher you have to put them, the smaller/less capable they are and the more difficult it is to cool and support them properly. The lower you put them, the more effective horizon coverage you lose.
The best of both worlds - at least as far as large combatants are concerned - is to use both approaches on the same ship.
Your knowledge is impressive and I'm not just talking about this post. You should write articles in English. Would be far better quality than what those usual clowns can muster. Then again with a background in media communications, it's no surprise western military journalists are so hopeless (intellectually too, God I hate journalists). Half of those "military reporters" wouldn't know the difference between a turbofan and turbojet. I seriously think many on this forum (and some others) would make fantastic reporters and writers for magazines. Janes calibre level.Exactly. That is why there is a smaller radar with four sides on the mast of the 055.
And this is why the Type 052C/D has this. People should understand that the spherical dome happens to be a search radar. The rotating things are navigation radars. While they are used for navigating the ship, something that is flying low can also be spotted by them. See the long tube that is standing between the two navigation radars? That is a passive radar sensor, as well as the two things on the side of the mast. So in addition, if there is a sea skimming threat that is coming, the sea skimmer's radar emissions would be caught by these devices. This is all done ahead before the threat falls into the radar horizon of the lower radar radar.
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Here you see similar devices on the Type 054A. The Type 382 radar itself is situated high enough to cover an extended radar horizon but it is backed by Type 364 radar on the second mast, along by ESM units and navigation radars. Note that the pole with the ladder like steps behind these radars should be the IFF that share the same radar horizon as the radars, so these antennas will try to interrogate and determine the low flying object as friend or foe while still early in the boundary of the radar horizon.
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