PLA Anti-Air Missile (SAM) systems

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    Whats the improvements of HQ-9B over HQ-9A? range and seeker ?
     
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    The truck looks like the old S-300PMU rather than HQ-9.

    HQ-9:
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    Is this the correct thread to post this or has this been mentioned before? It was unveiled in November 2016 in Zhuhai airshow; however, I've just seen it now.
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    http://www.janes.com/article/65208/...s-its-hidden-blade-lightweight-missile-system
     
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    I think this was either posted in the "Chinese Military Export" or "Zhuhai Airshow", but very interesting none of the less. I wonder what happened to the QS and FN line of the man-portable missile. I haven't heard much news on those.
     
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    I thing the above man-portable missile is for export only. It seems PLA quite happy with the performance of FN-6/FN-16 or the much improved HN-6 ... and honestly I don't think anybody is willing to wage a land war on Chinese soil with China
     
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    HQ 16B with extended range of 50km entered service. The main difference is the dual seeker semi active radar with IIR maybe?
    Then we can deduce that the HQ16C for the navy is also in service. From Henri K
    http://www.eastpendulum.com/nouveau-sam-hq-16b-entre-service
    It is deadly missile in the test it hit 28 out of 29 target giving it high PKR

    An analysis of a video, recently broadcast by the Chinese military television channel CCTV-7, shows that the new anti - aircraft missile HQ-16B entered service in the 31st army group of the Chinese Army.


    At first glance, the missile in the video resembles an HQ-16A that has been used by the Chinese Army since 2009, but assuming that the two missiles are of the same diameter and that the head size has not The new HQ-16B is slightly longer, and the location of its center wings is different, indicating that the center of gravity of the missile has changed.

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    HQ-16A (left) and HQ-16B

    The development of the SAM HQ-16 family dates back to 1999. After the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade by NATO, the country's leaders consider it to be the one drop of water and have lost all illusion On its relations with the countries of the West.

    A large number of previously frozen military programs were unblocked and launched. This event in Belgrade marked the end of a period of "doing everything for the economy" in China.

    The HQ-16 project was then associated with that of the Type 054A frigate , of which more than twenty are now in the ranks of the Chinese navy. The objective of the system is to provide medium-range anti-aircraft capability, ranging from 30 to 40 km, to medium-sized vessels equipped with anti-aircraft capability.

    The development of this marine missile at the vertical launch, which is expected to be completed by 2004 initially, has accumulated much delay, forcing the navy to order two Type 054 frigates , without this system, as a stopgap solution between Type 054A And the aging Type 053x .

    The HQ-16 validation shots were successfully completed in early 2005, and the Central Military Commission subsequently approved the plan to develop a version for the HQ-16A Army.

    Unlike the marine version, the HQ-16A launches "cold". The missile is ejected from its tube by a gas generator, before turning its main engine on. The guiding modes are also slightly different.

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    HQ-16
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    Multiple Launch

    After a year and a half of development, the first HQ-16A test shot took place on November 13, 2006, in which two missiles were fired.

    Until his admission to active service in the Chinese Army around 2009, the HQ-16A project totaled 29 test shots including 28 successes. It was considered in China as the anti-aircraft missile with the best capability against targets at low and very low altitude, in particular against cruise missiles.

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    Long-range watch radar
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    Low altitude surveillance radar
     
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    (cont)

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    Tracking and fire control radar
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    Launch of HQ-16A

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    As early as 2006, the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST), a designer of HQ-16 and a subsidiary of the Chinese aerospace group CASC, embarked on pre-studies of two improved versions of HQ-16 - one for the navy that became the HQ-16C after the 12th Five-Year Plan, and the other for the HQ-16B Army.

    The biggest change on this new version Ground-Air is concerning its guidance. The former semi-active radar guidance mode (SARH) is now replaced by a more semi-active active mixed guidance.


    When the HQ-16A radar tracking and firing line can only ensure a range of about 30km, the new dual-mode of HQ-16B should extend its range, which is now estimated at more than 50km.

    It should be noted that, as we now know what an HQ-16B looks like, it turns out that his admission to active service in the Chinese Army dates not only from today.


    Indeed, a photo published in December 2014 shows that a missile that resembles this new variant of HQ-16 was fired, in an exercise led by the 21st Army Group , near the Kunlun range to more than 4400m of altitude.

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    Shot of a HQ-16B (?) In October 2014 (Source: jz.81.cn)

    HQ-16B is therefore likely to enter service in mid-2014.

    The case to follow.

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    What would happen to original HQ-16 missiles when HQ-16B in service?
    whether
    * Sell to other countries
    * Put them in reserve
    * Upgraded to HQ-16B
    * or move HQ-16 inland or to less threat level areas

    any thought ?
     
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