He did build 1 as proof of concept, not yet in quantity for the military, or why say things out of the blue?
In Russia, there will be a new network of over-the-horizon radar stations (ZGRLS) "Container" to detect aircraft at distances of up to 3000 km. The work on its deployment has already begun.
The network of over-the-horizon radar will shortly cover the entire Russian territory with a radar field and will allow for reconnaissance of airspace beyond its borders, Interfax reports.
ZGRLS "Container", developed by the scientific and production complex "Research Institute of Long-distance Radio Communication" (NPID "NIIDAR"). The general designer of the enterprise Sergey Saprykin told reporters: "This is a new generation of over-the-horizon stations, such radars can detect any aircraft, everything that moves.
According to him, Saprykin, the possibilities of the "Container" radar make it possible to track even small aircraft. "I myself, sitting in Mordovia at the receiving position of such a station, watched the Dutch pilots learn to fly on small sports planes," he said. https://leon-rumata.livejournal.com/731483.html
Even w/o OTHRs,
There are other types of reconnaissance,.. With the help of ballistic missiles reconnaissance satellites are launched, which exist from 30 to 50 days. Small satellites work on a certain zone in search of the enemy fleet. http://warsonline.info/siriia/novosti/rossiia/kinjal050818-2.html
Electronic lasso for Tomahawks
Enhancements to the H-6K continue; in late August, an amateur photo of a “green” H-6 with in-flight refueling probe surfaced on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. This could be the alleged H-6N that reportedly flew for the first time in December. Many believe the H-6N could host the air-launched DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile. The reworked airframe could have been modified and strengthened to accommodate the 11-meter missile and better shielded against radiation.
Analyst Wei Dongxu thinks inflight refueling capability will enable the PLAAF’s bombers to operate beyond the “First Island Chain” to the “Second Island Chain” with greater payload. The PLAAF has increased the number of H-6K flights into Japan’s and Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zones, in some cases with a composite force of Y-8 transport aircraft, Su-30 fighters and KJ-2000 airborne early warning aircraft.
XAC has also developed the H-6KH, an enhanced variant of the H-6K, which features two additional wing pylons for KG600/800 jamming pods. Satellite imagery of the XAC airfield in Yanliang, China, shows an H-6KH with unidentified pods on the new outerwing pylons. A model of the H-6KH also suggests the presence of a KD-63 series targeting and datalink pod mounted on the aft of bomb bay.
A small-scale test model of China’s next generation bomber, a flying wing unofficially dubbed the H-20, has been spotted by satellite at Gaobeidian, a radar cross-section test range near Beijing. China state media CCTV estimates the H-20 will have stealth features, a maximum takeoff weight of at least 200 tons and payload capacity of up to 45 tons.
The H-20 resembles the U.S. Air Force’s B-2 Spirit bomber and the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator. However, military analyst Wang Mingliang told CCTV that the H-20 cannot be compared with the B-2 as it will perform missions beyond strategic bombing, such as electronic warfare.
China may employ a similar method vs. Taiwanese CMs
http://www.atimes.com/article/taiwanese-missiles-targeting-chinese-airports-operational/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=efaf39c8c8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_06_01_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-efaf39c8c8-31607385 Taiwan embarks on spending spree on homemade subs
Also PRC just tested hypersonic maneuverable aircraft
In other developments:
China is constructing its second overseas military base in Pakistan, at Jiwani on the Gulf of Oman, which is much closer to the Strait of Hormuz than Gwadar; the crow-flight distance between Jiwani and Chabahar port in Iran is just 35 kilometers,..
The Chinese troop presence at Jiwani and Gwadar in conjunction with the Pakistani ports of Pasni, Omara and Karachi (all connected by road to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) will not only provide control of the entire Pakistani coast to China, the continuum will carry on to Africa. With an existing airstrip, Jiwani, which is being showcased as joint China-Pakistan naval and airbase, could become China’s Eastern Indian Ocean Regional Command, with China’s Western Indian Ocean Regional Command at Djibouti. ..
During the visit by China’s defense minister at the time, Liang Guanglie, to Seychelles in 2011, Seychelles offered China a port to supply ships fighting piracy, which evoked a Chinese response that it would consider seeking supply facilities at appropriate harbors in Seychelles or other countries.
Island nations of the Indian Ocean have been in special focus of China. ..
Xi visited Maldives in September 2014, securing Maldivian support for China’s “21st-Century Maritime Silk Road.” ..there are reports Maldives was looking to let the Chinese build a port at Gaadhoo Island in the south of the archipelago in April 2016, where people had been moved out and Chinese were building roads. ..
..China is looking to establish a joint Ocean Observation Station at Makunudhoo, the westernmost atoll in the northern Maldives in proximity of India. There is speculation that the facility will have military applications with provision of even a military base.
Hambantota, Gaadhoo, Makunudhoo, Gwadar, Jiwani in conjunction Chinese port development activities in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and other parts of the IOR form a strategic matrix that indicates SCS 2.0 is under way. It should be of serious concern to the world.
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