In the future war, rapid forces transferring and highly mobile operation will be a common-used tactical means. Low altitude and ultra low altitude attack now have become a common-used tactical means for air forces to avoid being detected.

All of these demand for a high performance radar that has the following performances: it can be disassembled, transported and set up rapidly; it has excellent electric performances, especially for detecting low altitude and ultra-low altitude targets; it has good ECCM performance and high reliability, and can be transported by land, sea and air; it can be powered on/powered off rapidly.

YLC-6M radar is a highly mobile, fully solid state, medium/low altitude surveillance radar developed in 1990s’ based on the operation demands by radar forces.

YLC-6M radar is a vehicle-carried, highly mobile, fully solid state, 2D, medium/low altitude surveillance radar in S band. It used fully solid state, full coherent, pulse compression and MTI detection techniques.

The radar is characterized by good performances such as high mobility, high reliability, high automatization and etc. The radar is mainly used for highly mobile air surveillance, and detection of low altitude/ultra low altitude flying targets. It is also used to provide the operation and command system as well as aviation force with numerous synthetic information such as azimuth, range, foe/friend attribution of air targets. The acquired information can be introduced into the radar chain in Real-Time. So it can be used as a highly mobile, medium/low altitude gap radar in the air intelligence radar chain. It can also be used as a stand-by radar to replace the destroyed radar. Its supplementary tactical function is to provide the air traffic control system in the airport with primary radar information of approaching control. The radar has high maneuverability and strong ECM capability as well as higher survivability. The main operation missions are:

a. Suitable for rapid transfer in the battlefield and emergency mobile operation, to provide theater air situation surveillance so as to assure the operations and guidance of aviation forces;

b. To detect low/ultra low altitude hostile targets and to prevent low/ultra low altitude sudden attacks;

c. To rapidly enhance the deployment of the original radar chain and rapidly supplement the original radar chain so as to increase the local air situation provision capability.

d. To play an unexpected role in the beginning of the war due to its mobile deployment capability and parameter shielding capability.

YLC-6M radar is mainly used to detect air targets such as kinds of fighters, attackers, bombers, EW aircraft, reconnaissance planes, transportation aircraft and civil flight planes. It has good detection capability for medium/low altitude targets, especially for low/ultra low altitude targets.

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