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There seem to be technical inaccuracies in the news. Radar can be used to locate a satellite but cannot "kill". That would require a ballistic missile launch system.
Killing is an option though that needs an ASBM. However, I'd assume knowing the time frames when an Indian spy satellite flies overhead allows strategic planning of military logistics. That's still an immense advantage -- more than just killing the satellite.
 

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China Could Arm Pakistan With Its ‘Satellite Killer’ SLC-18 Radar; Worries Mount For Indian Defense Forces​

ByAshish Dangwal

November 15, 2022

China appears to be considering equipping Pakistan with its cutting-edge SLC-18 space surveillance active phased array radar, which would downsize the Indian military’s dominance over Islamabad.

The radar was displayed for the first time at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai (Guangdong), which concluded on November 13. The ten-meter-tall SLC-18 radar is said to be particularly successful in detecting and tracking multiple Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in all conditions.

LEO satellites are located anywhere from 200 kilometers to 2,000 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. These satellites are used primarily for data collection and military surveillance and have steadily evolved into critical equipment for powerful countries seeking remote intelligence.

LEO satellites can carry out intense, 360-degree, and all-factor hotspot surveillance thanks to their powerful capability, small size, and flexible orbits. China’s new radar is capable of monitoring such satellites.

The SLC-18 was developed by the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), which also manufactures electronic systems and components, missiles, radars, and other weapons for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Sun Lei, CETC deputy general manager, said, “This radar will allow friendly countries to locate targets in space.” The statement hints at China’s desire to provide Pakistan with a radar system.

The system provides capabilities for situational awareness against low-orbiting satellites to balance the tactical stance. This radar is substantially less expensive than others in its class, adding an affordability factor for Pakistan.

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SLC-18 P Band Active Phase Array Radar in Zhuhai Airshow 2022: Twitter

It is important to note that India is a significant space power with a diverse array of satellites in orbit. This enables New Delhi to monitor Islamabad’s every action. However, with the SLC-18 radar, Pakistan could detect where the Indian satellites are.

China and Pakistan have close ties, referring to one another as “iron brothers” and “all-weather allies” in their bilateral declarations. China is Pakistan’s top supplier of military equipment, including aircraft, missiles, and warships.

Islamabad is also crucial to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. Highlighting that point, Sun emphasized that the SLC-18 radar’s situational awareness against LEO satellites and competitively priced ground-based space target monitoring can help the Belt and Road Initiative.

In the five years between 2017 and 2021, according to data from the Swedish research tank SIPRI, which contains information on weapon transfers, Pakistan imported 72% of its total weapons from China, and it was also the end recipient of 47% of all of China’s major arms exports.

In addition, China has armed Pakistan with its HQ 9/P HIMADS (High to Medium Air Defense System), which was inducted into the Pakistan Army Air Defense in October 2021.

With a single-shot kill probability, the HQ 9 can intercept various air targets, such as aircraft, cruise missiles, and weapons, beyond the optical range of more than 100 kilometers.

SLC-18 Radar Capabilities

The SLC-18 radar, a P-band solid-state active phased array radar, is primarily used to detect space targets. It can track and measure several objects while searching for and capturing LEO satellites and other space targets.

Sun told the Global Times that the SLC-18 radar could identify and catalog satellites to create a radar database, which may be used to direct other equipment to respond accordingly.

This development also alters the traditional practices of developing nations purchasing satellite data from developed countries, which may be compromised and very expensive because they lack the necessary space-based resources and platforms.

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LEO satellite technology

The SLC-18 can detect satellites from a distance and relay satellite data to the command center to help make decisions. It has wide-area detection capability, allowing it to instantly record a satellite’s orbit and enter it into a database. Based on the orbit parameters, it can immediately assess whether it is a new satellite type and its primary usage.

Sun pointed out that the radar has essential advantages such as all-weather, all-time, multi-target, immense power, and extensive search areas, which can identify LEO targets in various airspace and cover many LEO satellite targets.

He added that the radar is entirely built in China, from chip production to manufacturing. It also uses a modular design to extend its capabilities as needed. This suggests that China’s radar development has advanced to a new level.

I would love to see the combined forces of Pakistan and China defeat Indian army and liberate us from the tyrannical rule of the hindutva fanatics.May Allah that day will come soon when Modi and his whole hindutva brigade will be bought to their knees and we'll be able to live free! We Indian muslims are eagerly waiting for that day.I am not alone,there are crores of fellow muslims and other minorities in India who think and feel the same.
 

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Pakistan should try to develop its own ASAT weapons. We must have the capability to destroy any countries satellite.
 

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Definitely a potential capability that would boost the abilities of Pakistan’s Space Command.

 

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You can blind a satellite or jam it from giving signal using soft kill method. Not every method need to be that brutal with hard kill.
You actually can't. Unless you are talking about superdupa technology that nobody heard of.

You can technically "Blind" a satellite by spoofing or even DDOS attack, but for both to work, you need to be able to access the gateway to connect to the upload to that particular satellite to be able to pull that off.

You can't blind a satellite as they use dedicated connection module which mean there are one end to another end, and that connection is direct, if you are connected with the module, you cannot be interrupted by a third factor, because that would be a close link, and that is the reason why Satellite Phone work even with Radar Jamming (If not then there are no way EA-18G could fly)

The only way to "Soft" kill a satellite is to use a HEMP strike, you take out all the electronic on a particular area, but what the other part, namely India in this case react to a HEMP strike is another issue, they may see it as using nuke and response in kind.
 

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Those are commercials.

I don't think the people running most of those sites have any particular allegiance to hiding countries spy satellite info.

For instance even multimillion dollar earth imaging satellite companies with lots to lose will sell you a picture of Area 51. Why would some people running a small website be more selective about their info. Even when the US X-37B spy spaceplane moves orbit they announce it.
 
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This nigga from Assam is laughing. He thinks it is a laughing matter.

This radar looks great, and I'm always happy to see tangible increases in our (actual) defense capabilities. Perhaps he's laughing because Pakistan itself has become a quasi-failed state. India has serious issues, but the government is flush with cash and no single institution can hamstring the rest of the country or operate above the law.

F**k this troll from Asam, tho!
 

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When the times come PAK air defense forces will shows satellite killer system in military drill, They love give surprises to Indian monkeys.
 

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Where is @beijingwalker

We can make an alligance you provide latest weaponry of all systems and in return I give my oath to go in.. Or let me put it this way I will give my words to dive into India like diving into a swimmingpool..

China doesn't need to fight India but equip me I will go inside India in a heartbeat... Voluntarily
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China Could Arm Pakistan With Its ‘Satellite Killer’ SLC-18 Radar; Worries Mount For Indian Defense Forces​

ByAshish Dangwal

November 15, 2022

China appears to be considering equipping Pakistan with its cutting-edge SLC-18 space surveillance active phased array radar, which would downsize the Indian military’s dominance over Islamabad.

The radar was displayed for the first time at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai (Guangdong), which concluded on November 13. The ten-meter-tall SLC-18 radar is said to be particularly successful in detecting and tracking multiple Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in all conditions.

LEO satellites are located anywhere from 200 kilometers to 2,000 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. These satellites are used primarily for data collection and military surveillance and have steadily evolved into critical equipment for powerful countries seeking remote intelligence.

LEO satellites can carry out intense, 360-degree, and all-factor hotspot surveillance thanks to their powerful capability, small size, and flexible orbits. China’s new radar is capable of monitoring such satellites.

The SLC-18 was developed by the state-owned China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), which also manufactures electronic systems and components, missiles, radars, and other weapons for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Sun Lei, CETC deputy general manager, said, “This radar will allow friendly countries to locate targets in space.” The statement hints at China’s desire to provide Pakistan with a radar system.

The system provides capabilities for situational awareness against low-orbiting satellites to balance the tactical stance. This radar is substantially less expensive than others in its class, adding an affordability factor for Pakistan.

Fg8qHp8WAAEkUCc

SLC-18 P Band Active Phase Array Radar in Zhuhai Airshow 2022: Twitter

It is important to note that India is a significant space power with a diverse array of satellites in orbit. This enables New Delhi to monitor Islamabad’s every action. However, with the SLC-18 radar, Pakistan could detect where the Indian satellites are.

China and Pakistan have close ties, referring to one another as “iron brothers” and “all-weather allies” in their bilateral declarations. China is Pakistan’s top supplier of military equipment, including aircraft, missiles, and warships.

Islamabad is also crucial to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. Highlighting that point, Sun emphasized that the SLC-18 radar’s situational awareness against LEO satellites and competitively priced ground-based space target monitoring can help the Belt and Road Initiative.

In the five years between 2017 and 2021, according to data from the Swedish research tank SIPRI, which contains information on weapon transfers, Pakistan imported 72% of its total weapons from China, and it was also the end recipient of 47% of all of China’s major arms exports.

In addition, China has armed Pakistan with its HQ 9/P HIMADS (High to Medium Air Defense System), which was inducted into the Pakistan Army Air Defense in October 2021.

With a single-shot kill probability, the HQ 9 can intercept various air targets, such as aircraft, cruise missiles, and weapons, beyond the optical range of more than 100 kilometers.

SLC-18 Radar Capabilities

The SLC-18 radar, a P-band solid-state active phased array radar, is primarily used to detect space targets. It can track and measure several objects while searching for and capturing LEO satellites and other space targets.

Sun told the Global Times that the SLC-18 radar could identify and catalog satellites to create a radar database, which may be used to direct other equipment to respond accordingly.

This development also alters the traditional practices of developing nations purchasing satellite data from developed countries, which may be compromised and very expensive because they lack the necessary space-based resources and platforms.

vHR457qezQLTW5wCgSVvt0HUke8AFahFhNqY_SGgyl4.jpg
LEO satellite technology

The SLC-18 can detect satellites from a distance and relay satellite data to the command center to help make decisions. It has wide-area detection capability, allowing it to instantly record a satellite’s orbit and enter it into a database. Based on the orbit parameters, it can immediately assess whether it is a new satellite type and its primary usage.

Sun pointed out that the radar has essential advantages such as all-weather, all-time, multi-target, immense power, and extensive search areas, which can identify LEO targets in various airspace and cover many LEO satellite targets.

He added that the radar is entirely built in China, from chip production to manufacturing. It also uses a modular design to extend its capabilities as needed. This suggests that China’s radar development has advanced to a new level.

eurasiantimes :sarcastic: :sarcastic: :haha: what has the land of vediqs got to do with Eurasia?

but on a serious note what Pakistan should try to get is the satellite data sharing similar to that US is providing Ukraine which is highly detailed and with all broad spectrum intelligence which can pinpoint movements on ground.
 

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