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China attempting to disrupt Taiwan's PAVE PAWS radar: report

China attempting to disrupt Taiwan's PAVE PAWS radar: report

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) A new aerial listening station set up by China in coastal Fujian Province appears to be aimed at disrupting Taiwan's PAVE PAWS early warning radar system, according to a report by Canada-based monthly Kanwa Defense Review. The new base in Hui'an is equipped with a phased array radar that is pointed directly at Taiwan's PAVE PAWS in Hsinchu, located just 240 kilometers away across the Taiwan Strait, the magazine said. Andrei Chang, Kanwa founder and editor-in-chief, said the deployment is part of China's plan to monitor, record, analyze and disrupt PAVE PAWS signals. Tomohiko Tada, a Japanese defense technology analyst, agreed with Chang's analysis. Because the phased array radar in Hui'an is very close to Taiwan's PAVE PAWS, it can cause intermittent disruption to the system by intentionally using the same wave band as Taiwan's, Tada said. However, China is unlikely to completely disrupt or paralyze the PAVE PAWS, he added. Taiwan denied last year that the PAVE PAWS radar system had suffered any disruptions. (By Charles Kang and Y.F. Low)

Updated : 2021-09-28 16:17 GMT+08:00