Japan: Chinese could have locked on
Chinese warship in the East China Sea is thought to have activated fire-control radar
Japan says Chinese warship could have ‘locked’ on SDF vessel, patrol plane
A Chinese warship in the East China Sea is thought to have activated fire-control radar, a prelude to opening fire, to track a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force vessel and patrol plane on May 29, government sources in Tokyo said.
Fire-control radar is designed to calculate things like elevation, range and velocity to ensure a direct hit on an enemy target.
The application of FCR could be interpreted as a provocative act. But since there is no conclusive proof that the Chinese actually used the radar, the Japanese Defense Ministry has yet to officially comment on the matter.
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