Saturday, February 25, 2012

Taiwan’s surveillance radar could come online without ‘space tracking’

The powerful SRP, which is expected to come online later this year, could be blind to the stars above

The US$800 million early warning radar system that is being build at Leshan (樂山) in Hsinchu County, which some defense experts claim is the most powerful EWS on the face of the planet, could see a very sensitive capability — the ability to track satellites — switched off.

My exclusive for Jane’s Defence Weekly continues here (subscription required).

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