China developing new generation of SAM

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    http://www.wforum.com/newspool/articles/headline/113715.html
    according to a Chinese magazine, PLA is developing new generation of SAM system.
    the missile will adapt fuse sensor optical/radar,guided by phase array radar, the radar capable ot tracking from 50 up to 100 targets.it will be augment by optical tracking.
    the missiles will have 200~250 km range.
     
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    But the S-400 has a range of 400km. Surely it can't be that hard to build a larger SAM to go with the 200 to 250km version?
     
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    Does not specifically mention range, but suggest it is long (200+ km). Also mentions vector thrust and imaging sensors.
     
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    Yes, there is also talk about an ABM version of this ´HQ-9 follow on´ system and most interesting is the rumour that testing of the new misille has already begun in '07!

    Probably the system is an indigenous development without more than superficial similiarities with S-400 but of course we will have to ´wait and see´...:D
     
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    very interesting stuff. Range isn't everything.

    Surely a next-generation SAM needs to tackle stealth in some way? - can't see how it will mind.
     
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    If China is selling now the HQ-9, this could mean that the new system is already developed?

     
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    Interesting article (though there is a lot of subtle anti china hints in there, are the ranges true?), but just because the HQ-9 is able to be exported doesn't necassarily mean a new SAM has been developed.
     
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    it could be one of those FC-1/J-10 combinations. HQ-9 is just a familiarization and marketing stage...the PLA prolly prefers S300PMU2 over HQ-9, until the "J-11B" of the AAM come out, then they'll say "screw russian missiles" and cancel a crap load of S-300 contracts.
     
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    They have not updated the S-300 contract for a while. Well it is three years already. The last one was delivered in 2006. The HQ-9 may already have reached a stage of acceptability. Likewise, the PLAN hasn't followed up any of the RIF-M beyond the pair used on the 051C.
     
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    If I am not mistaken, didn't China invest into the S-400?
     
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