November 25, 2018
Tron Future Tech, a new spin-off company from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), has come out swinging with a new AESA radar system using gallium-nitride (GaN) semiconductors. GaN is the latest and best way to deal with heat problems and improve signal strength. November 25, 2018
Tron Future Tech, a private firm, has also developed an AESA radar for the fighter - with the armed forces yet to announce which will be integrated. Another major change to the design is the integration of a new ram air scoop, which has been redesigned with two aluminium laser powder bed fusion parts to replace the 22 original components.
Dr. Wang provided a fascinating overview of the evolution of AESA technologies and their integration into current and future platforms which could contribute to the kind of C2 and ISR integration crucial to the multiple deterrence concept highlighted by Col. Yuan.