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Anti-stealth radar has to seek,track and give midcourse guidance,they are simply to big for jetfighters.
Furthermore the J-10B is equipped with IRST (infra-red search&track) no need forIRST if the j-10B would have anti-stealth radar.
here's a link about IRST.
Correct!....but the colouring is of no real importance.
IMO an IRST can never be a substitute for an anti-stealth radar. The IRST was installed on both the J10 and J11 series were installed as a cost-effective solution. Since the long term objective is to export this aircraft to friendly nations and moreover the increase RCS due to the IRST will not really matter as the J10B is not a FGFA. The IRST despite its smaller dimension, a passive detection system and better angular resolution at short range is limited by its shorter range in comparison to RADAR. Its detection can easily attenuate by the change in atmosphere and weather.
This citation in the "People Daily" link provided by you is quite true and interesting.
U.S. military expert Richard Fisher recently pointed out that the J-10B is a socalled 4.5 generation fighter equipped with modern airborne technology and an advanced radar system, which is about to be delivered to the PLA Air Force.
Zhang JiGao disputed the term 4.5 generation. In contrast, he suggested that the current international criteria to classify generations are more applicable.
He pointed out that single combat is rare in modern warfare, and that the majority of cases now involve system combat and network operations, so that the combat capabilities of a fighter depend on many factors. "This does not mean that the optimization of an aircraft's radar, avionics and missile detection ranges are bound to improvements in operational performance."
Zhang Jigao added that further improvements to the performance of the J10 would focus on the aircraft's aerodynamic layout and mission systems, and the approach to maintenance.Aircraft development requires constant optimization and improvement," he said,"and our modifications will be comprehensive rather than being confined to a specific area."