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China successfully tests quantum radar capable of beating stealth technology

In a significant development, a Chinese form has reportedly developed and tested a radar system that is capable of beating the stealth technology of modern military craft.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 09, 2016 13:48 IST ]
Quantum Radar - Representational
Quantum Radar - Representational

In a significant development, a Chinese form has reportedly developed and tested a radar system that is capable of beating the stealth technology of modern military craft.

According to Xinhua news agency, the radar that uses quantum entanglement was tested in mid-august.

The new radar system, employing single photon detection technology,   successfully detected a target at a range of 100 kilometres in a real-world environment.

Quantum radar is a device that uses quantum entanglement photons to provide better detection capabilities than conventional radar systems.

The technology may also find use in biomedicine, since quantum radar requires lower energy and can be used to non-invasively probe for objects with low reflectivity, such as cancer cells.

Earlier this year, China launched the world's first quantum communications satellite, which uses quantum entanglement for cryptography.

The first Chinese quantum radar was developed by the Intelligent Perception Technology Laboratory of the 14th Institute in CETC — Electronics Technology Group Corporation, a defence and electronics firm.

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