Divine Eagle, China military’s huge stealth hunting drone, takes shape

(From Popular Science)

By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer

Photos have emerged of the Divine Eagle, perhaps China’s most ambitious drone design. Planned to hunt stealth planes from afar, it could turn out to be not just the world’s largest drone, but one of the most important to the future of war. Read more

Divine Eagle hunter UAV

Divine Eagle hunter UAV

 

 



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  • China Lee

    China’s KJ-2000 AWACS and passive detector Divine Eagle L-band UAV would be a devastating anti-stealth combination.
    http://i.imgur.com/Nk83dtx.jpg
    According to Australia Air Power, China’s KJ-2000 AWACS uses L-band radar to search for stealth aircraft.

    The distance from the KJ-2000 AWACS L-band radar emitter to the target is 470km. The distance from the target to the radar receiver on the KJ-2000 AWACS is another 470km. Thus, the total distance from the KJ-2000 AWACS L-band radar emitter to the receiver is 940km.

    By using the KJ-2000 AWACS with a silent listening partner in the Divine Eagle (which has an extremely sensitive L-band interferometer), the KJ-2000 AWACS can illuminate a stealth aircraft at 840km and have the Divine Eagle pick up the signal at 100km away from the target.

    By figuratively separating the receiver from the KJ-2000 AWACS and moving it much further down the field, a stealth aircraft can be detected at an extreme range of 840km by the Divine Eagle anti-stealth UAV.
    http://i.imgur.com/gLqftUN.jpg