A high surface-to-air missile unit of the Chinese language Individuals’s Liberation Military (PLA) Air Drive just lately took half in a scientific confrontational train, wherein it for the primary time examined its fast deployment functionality by flying with Y-20 massive transport plane. Stationed in Southwest China’s border area, a land-based missile battalion affiliated with the air pressure of the PLA Southern Theater Command participated within the Crimson Sword train. Throughout the train, a scientific confrontational one organized by the PLA Air Drive with the participation of aviation forces and different land-based missile forces utilizing different varieties of surface-to-air missiles, this battalion coordinated with pleasant forces in opposition to hostile ones, simulated greater than 50 missile launches, and defended in opposition to over 30 systematic targets in mock fight.

The train marked the primary time this battalion examined its fast deployment functionality by flying with Y-20 transport plane, because it mobilized throughout the nation to places together with Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Area, North China’s Inside Mongolia Autonomous Area and Northwest China’s Gansu Province. The video footage displaying an HQ-22 air protection missile launcher automobile getting into a Y-20 massive transport plane. Lengthy-range, fast deployment of heavy surface-to-air missiles has nice tactical and even strategic significance, because it allows the PLA to reinforce regional air protection in a versatile method. Since an air protection missile unit normally consists of many components that require a fleet of strategic cargo planes for transport operations, together with launcher automobiles, radar automobiles and different command and assist items, the skilled mentioned.


The HQ-22 (Hóng Qí-22; Crimson Banner-22) is a medium- to long-range semi-active radar homing/radio-command steering air defence system developed and manufactured in China. A typical HQ-22 battery consists of one radar automobile and three transporter erector launchers outfitted with 4 missiles every. Every battery can reportedly have interaction six aerial targets concurrently.The missile system has been extensively in comparison with the US’ Patriot and Russia’s cellular lengthy vary S-300 surface-to-air missile system. Though it has a shorter vary than S-300 variants such because the S-300PMU-2, it’s thought to learn from superior digital countermeasures (ECM) and superior capabilities in opposition to stealth targets at shorter ranges. The HQ-22 will likely be one of many mainstays of China’s air protection community, changing the HQ-2 missiles of the Chilly Conflict period.

The Xi’an Y-20 Kunpeng (Yùn-20 Ok?npéng; Transport-20 Kunpeng) is a big army transport plane developed by the Xi’an Plane Industrial Company for the Individuals’s Republic of China (PRC). The plane is nicknamed “Chubby Lady” within the Chinese language aviation business as a result of its fuselage is far wider than plane beforehand developed in China. The Y-20’s four-meter tall maintain can raise as much as 66 tons, and transport as much as 2 Sort 15 tanks or 1 Sort 99A tank over a distance of 7800 km. The Y-20 makes use of parts fabricated from composite supplies. The composites at the moment are produced in China, whereas up to now they needed to be imported. The Y-20’s cabin incorporates flame-retardant composites developed by the 703 Institute of the China Aerospace Science and Expertise Company (CASC). The Y-20 incorporates a shoulder wing, T-tail, rear cargo-loading meeting and heavy-duty retractable touchdown gear, consists of three rows, with a pair of wheels for every row, totaling six wheels for all sides.