Russia said that China has been actively developing Southeast Asian arms market leader in India
China-made Cambodian Army Materiel FN-6 portable air defense missile systems
LONDON, January 24 news: According to Russia’s “periscope 2″ Web site reported on 19 January, China’s military businesses in recent years are more and more attention is devoted to the Southeast Asian market, and has made remarkable achievements. In this region, in addition to the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei, other countries have become China’s procurement of weapons systems the country. Even the U.S. has relied on Russian-made weapons systems and also in Malaysia in June 2009 directly from China to buy 16 sets of FN6 portable air defense missile system.
military equipment made in China, the biggest buyers in Southeast Asia is Thailand. In addition to providing two patrol boats of the contract, China and Thailand also signed in 2008, production technology transfer WS1B rocket systems and protocols to improve the system. Under the agreement, China will be responsible for providing pre-unguided rockets, followed by guided rockets will transfer the production technology. This is by far the most extensive Thai military rocket technology development program. Thailand or China’s C-802A anti-ship missiles (range 180 km) of the first foreign user.
In addition, Cambodia and Myanmar, China-made weapons is an important customer. Myanmar to China in 2009 had purchased an unknown quantity of MBT-2000 main battle tanks. Although Myanmar part a lack of resources aimed at simplifying the parts, but the MBT-2000 is still the most powerful tanks in the region. At the same time, China also provided Thailand to sell off T-96 main battle tanks, but due to financial reasons, the Thai side eventually froze the procurement plan.
Cambodian naval equipment gunboats also come from China. Jian-exporting countries to China at least two gunboats, one for the P46C-type (equipped with a 37 mm cannon and machine gun), and the other one for the P200C-based high-speed boats.
As for Malaysia, apart from the beginning of this article mentioned FN6-portable air defense missiles, their access to other Chinese-made weapons systems are acquired by Pakistan. Malaysia obtained in this way of weapons, including QW1 portable air defense missiles (now equipped with Malu Jun) and HJ-8F/C anti-tank missiles. Beginning in 2008, China has begun actively to promote Brunei FN6-air missile.
Chinese military enterprises in the Indonesia market, marketing is very successful. Indonesia’s navy and army are currently equipped with QW1 portable air defense missiles. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s air force has ordered the QW3 longer range air defense missiles (China’s first export). Indonesia’s navy has purchased a C802 anti-ship missiles. Currently, Indonesia’s military also made the purchase in a range of 200 km long-range rocket system SY400 expressed a strong interest. The system has a range of 200 kilometers, is equipped with GPS systems rely on guided rockets, only 30 meters circular error probability. Clearly, Southeast Asia, the national team level tactical weapons procurement great interest.
“periscope 2″ website had previously reported that the Indonesian Navy has equipped five of its FPB-57 missile equipped with C802 missiles. These missile boats by Indonesian companies assembled under license in Germany. In addition, there is news that Indonesia’s navy also plans to purchase more equipment for the C802 other ships. If true, then the Indonesian Navy to buy the next volume of the missile will not be less than 120.
in Southeast Asia, Vietnam and the Philippines are the only two being China’s “neglect” of the arms market. The main reason is that the two countries and China in the South China Sea area there are territorial disputes.
be pointed out that China’s arms sales to Southeast Asian countries, especially the behavior of long-range rocket system may induce a chain reaction in the region. Southeast Asian countries, the range of 180-200 km WS1B and SY400 rocket system performance as much as strategic weapons. Once access to both Thailand and Indonesia, weapons, Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia will have to purchase similar equipment.
access to MBT2000 tank, the Myanmar Army’s strength is only secondary to Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Through the consolidation of military ties with Myanmar, China will likely play in the region to cultivate a new force to contain Indian influence. Taking into account the important strategic position in which Burma, India and China will wish to establish their control. However, arms exports to Southeast Asia, China is clearly ahead in all areas of India. (Compass)