2012-08-09 (China Military News from China-defense-mashup) — Wu Manqing, director of the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No. 38 Research Institute (CETC-38), the professional head of the People’s Liberation Army General Armament Department of radar technology team, “outstanding contributions young experts in defense technology industry”.
At the age of 31, Wu Manqing was awarded as “Radar Shen Zhongyi Radar Prize”, which is the highest award of Chinese Radar Research Field. One years later he got the “China Youth Science and Technology Award”. When he was 36 years old, served as director of CETC-38. At the age of 44, he was elected the academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The early 1990s, just graduated Wu Manqing successfully presided over the study of “bistatic radar test system”, then push China to the one of advanced countries in the world with related technologies. At the end of the 20th century, on the basis of series successful tests, Wu Manqing first proposed the concept of “digital array radar”, and lead the team successfully developed China’s first digital T/R module and the first digital array radar system. In 2003, Wu Manqing’s team also successfully developed a new 3D radar system then produces a land-mobile 3D radar system, known as the Chinese ground intelligence radar breakthrough to catch up with advanced world level milestone.
According to Chinese Medias, PLA’s “a certain type of” system was once under technology embargo. In 2002, Wu Manqing’s team to overcome a series of technical difficulties and successfully developed China’s first of this type of equipment and changes the situation of important radar system demanding introduction of foreign technology. 2005, Wu Manqing firstly put forward new ideas for using ideas of using the new radar system, and personally served as the chief director of the project. In just three years, his team completes the development work to achieve the overall innovation from the chip to the system, marks China’s radar technology reached the international advanced level. They have developed a type of radar, which successfully observes the space docking and separation of “Tiangong-1″ Space lab and “Shenzhou-8″ Spacecraft. Itsdetection range can reach 1800 km and continuous tracking range to 1300 km, realizing the surveillance of space targets from land-based radar.