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Recently, Japan has raised an increasingly fierce scandal about the "fire control radar targeting" incident in a preemptive attempt to shift the blame. Such behavior does not make sense in the following three aspects.
First, it reflects the lack of military knowledge on Japanese military and political officials. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera claimed "Chinese navy frigate directed its fire control radar at destroyer 'Yudachi' of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) in the East China Sea at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 30" and that "the two ships were three kilometers apart at that time."
However, three kilometers would mean within visual distance, which indicates the ship borne artillery would be able to hit the target without being guided by the radar. It would be unnecessary for China to use the fire control radar. Say the radar is directing the target for the missile; people with the slightest military common sense would know that such short distance represents a blind corner for missile firing. The boosting device would have just fallen off within 1-2 kilometers after the missile was launched. The missile would be in the accelerating phase. The wing surface or the homing head would not yet have played their role.
Even if the fire control radar had been used, it would be impossible for the missile to effectively find the target, let alone posing any threat. Japan should have found a professional prior to slandering others. If the Americans were to believe this set of lies, it would be laughable for professional theorists.
Second, if the military aircrafts and warships were confronting in such close distance, China warship would have been neglecting its duty if it did not start alert and warning. Note that the reconnaissance and surveillance radar and the fire control radar are not the same thing. The former are used for comprehensive, long-distance, and large area search; the latter to carry out accurate designated lockdown on the basis of broad target provided by the former. These two have different radar wavelength and different lobes. The Japanese military should know this only too well since it have been carrying out electronic surveillance and intelligence gathering on China forces for a long time.
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