Russian media said the Chinese HQ-9 air defense systems integration and technological achievements in Russian-US
Data for: People’s Liberation Army HQ-9 long-range air defense missile
According to the Russian military-industrial complex site on January 28 reported that China is now actively marketing to the international market with its Russian-made S-300, based on research The HQ-9 (also known as FD-2000)-type self-propelled long-range air defense missile system.
HQ-9 exporters to China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation, in 1998, FD-2000 had the number to appear on advertising in the export. At present, the Chinese military has begun deploying HQ-9, but has not yet received orders from abroad. It is said that Beijing had in 2008 to promote this kind of anti-aircraft missiles in Turkey.
published data on the Chinese side, HQ-9 and operational performance is very similar to the Russian-made S-300PMU. HQ-9 has a maximum range of 100 kilometers, higher than the S-300PMU (range 90 km), but lower than the S-300PMU-1 (range 150 km).
HQ-9′s transmitter consists of four storage containers are composed of anti-aircraft missile launch, the device’s shape and S-300P is equipped with a 5P85 launch system is very similar. In radar systems, HQ-9 is equipped with NT-233 phased array radar is used with S-300PMU similar wheeled chassis. Perhaps, the radar can also be launched to protect against multiple targets simultaneously.
The HQ-9 and S-300PMU many similarities, which may be the use of Chinese in the latter the result of reverse engineering process. China had been a lack of development of modern high-performance long-range air defense missile systems experience, HQ-9 is likely to be S-300PMU imitation, or at least used the latter design.
In addition, HQ-9 system used by the NT-233 radar system with the U.S. “Patriot” system AN/MPQ-53 radar there are also many similarities. If China’s new air defense system that really combines the results of Russian and U.S. advanced technology, it would be a powerful defensive weapon.
addition to the interception of aircraft,, HQ-9 can also block a range of 7-15 km 7-25 km range cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. According to the Chinese introduced, HQ-9 can simultaneously track 48 targets.
some foreign experts believe that China’s HQ-9 has been able in some parameters with the export of S-300 to compete. Among them, the low price of HQ-9 is a big advantage. In addition, Chinese workers also claimed that, after improved, HQ-9 performance will be able to go beyond the Russian-made S-300. Of course, the Chinese people this statement is questionable. However, China actively selling to the international market, the move HQ-9 that designers have successfully overcome some of the flaws of the original system.
be pointed out that China since 1993 has purchased a variety of models of the Russian S-300 series anti-aircraft missile system. Although Beijing has tried to purchase the production license of the missile, but it was the Russian side refused. However, this did not prevent the Chinese people on the S-300 for imitation and imitation to the international market. (Compass)