Hide and seek: Quantum radar finds enemy planes without giving away position
Quantum radar may be the future of detection systems, but it’s not the end of stealth as we know it.
Using entangled microwaves, researchers at Austria’s Institute of Science and Technology can now give more detailed information based on a radar signature. This action is known as quantum entanglement, which allows the radar to provide a detailed picture while remaining difficult to detect.
In short, this type of radar would change the way Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) missions play out, especially if the “Wild Weasels” hunting radars depend on a signature to lock on to.
Giving off very little energy, the quantum radars could provide an anti-aircraft crew with a distinct advantage, quietly relaying data and hunting enemy planes while remaining unseen.
According to Popular Mechanics, quantum radar would not render stealth obsolete, despite claims by China that it does.
Then again, when was the last time China offered an honest assessment of their own military hardware?
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