Pakistan Army Air Defence Forces Commissions HQ-9/P Long-range Surface-to-air Missile
The media wing of the Pakistani navy Inter Companies Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the Pakistan Military’s Air Defence Forces have inducted into service a variant of the Chinese language-made HQ-9 Lengthy-range Floor-to-air Missile (SAM) system. Referred to in Pakistan Military service because the HQ-9/P Excessive-to-Medium Air Defence System (HIMADS) entered service in a ceremony held that very same day at Military Air Defence Centre Karachi that was additionally attended by Pakistan’s Chief of Military Workers (COAS) Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa. The HQ-9/P can function as a part of an built-in air and missile defence community, that means that will probably be used to “considerably improve” the ‘Complete Layered Built-in Air Defence (CLIAD)’ alongside Pakistan’s frontiers.
Having efficiently procured 9 HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) programs from China. Throughout early 2015, Pakistan turned the primary nation to begin negotiations on the import of the HQ-9 and HQ-16 with China. In December 2018, it was reported in few media circles that Pakistan is now finding out the feasibility of procuring three or 4 FD-2000 SAM programs to satisfy its long-range air defence necessities. China an assuredly prepared provider of such programs to Pakistan, however Pakistan additionally has expertise working built-in air defence programs of Chinese language origin – i.e., the LY-80 and, sooner or later, the LY-80N by way of the Sort 054A frigate.
The HQ-9 (Hong Qi-9; Pink Banner-9) is a medium- to long-range, energetic radar homing surface-to-air missile. Comparable in functionality to the Russian S-300 and American Patriot programs, the HQ-9 makes use of a HT-233 PESA radar system. The naval variant, HHQ-9 (H?i Hóng Qí-9; Sea Pink Banner-9), seems to be similar to the land-based variant. HHQ-9 is supplied within the PLAN Sort 052C Lanzhou class destroyer in VLS launch tubes. The HQ-9 system has an anti-radiation variant, often called the FT-2000 for export. The export designation for air protection model is FD-2000, and its developer China Precision Equipment Import-Export Company (CPMIEC).
Much like the Russian S-300V, the HQ-9 is a two-stage missile. The primary stage has a diameter of 700 mm and the 2nd stage 560 mm, with a complete mass of virtually 2 tons and a size of 6.8m. The missile is armed with a 180 kg warhead, has a most pace of Mach 4 and has a most vary of 200 km. The thrust vector management (TVC) of HQ-9 is the obvious visible identification that distinguish it from S300V: TVC of HQ-9 is uncovered and thus could be noticed from the facet, whereas TVC of S300V shouldn’t be uncovered. The HQ-9’s steering system consists of inertial steering plus mid-course uplink and energetic radar terminal steering programs. Because of Russian help and know-how transfers, a transporter erector launcher with missiles inside a cylindrical container.
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