Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FD-2000 / HQ-9 Surface-to-Air Missile / SAM Air Defense System

The FD-2000 is the export variant of the HQ-9 mobile, long-range, Surface-to-Air (SAM) Air Defense System and developed by China National Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CPMIEC).

The FD-2000 can be used to defend against aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and other precision guided munitions. It can be used in all-weather conditions against multiple targets in a strong Electronic Counter-Counter Measures (ECCM) environment.

Each 8 x 8 Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) carries 4 sealed rounds, which are cold-launched vertically at a distance of up to 125 km and an altitude of up to 27 km depending on target and are guided by an active radar seeker.

The FD-2000 can be integrated with other Air Defense Systems, such as the HQ-7, HQ-16 and LD-2000 to form a multi-layer Integrated Air Defense System (IADS).

The HQ-9 is most comparable to the Russian S-300 Air Defense System and which are both in service with the Chinese Armed Forces.

FD-2000 specifications:
Range: 125 km (aircraft)
              50 km (air-to-surface missiles)
              25 km (cruise missiles)
              25 km (precision guided munitions and tactical ballistic missiles)
Maximum ceiling: 27 km








Photos below are of the domestic HQ-9 system.



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