PLA Anti-Air Missile (SAM) systems


by78

Lieutenant General
"Fragment Dispersion Warhead" for FD-2000.

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antiterror13

Brigadier
"Fragment Dispersion Warhead" for FD-2000.

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So basically FD-2000 SAM doesn't need to hit the target accurately, just within ~100m (?) maybe is good enough as some of the fragment would hit the target easily .... very smart

How many fragments in there? looks like in tens of thousands ?
 

FishWings

Junior Member
Registered Member
So basically FD-2000 SAM doesn't need to hit the target accurately, just within ~100m (?) maybe is good enough as some of the fragment would hit the target easily .... very smart

How many fragments in there? looks like in tens of thousands ?
I guess 120k to 150k
 

Chilled_k6

Junior Member
Registered Member
From the pics on the previous post, the HQ-22 missile looks very similar to a PAC-2 missile, with wingless tailed control design, but even longer and heavier. Guessing it's single stage as well?

Does the PLA has something smaller like the PAC-3?
 

Chilled_k6

Junior Member
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To clarify my previous post. Would HQ-22 be more similar in role to the PAC-2 (optimized to engage aircraft at mid to long range) while HQ-16 would be more like PAC-3?
 

ougoah

Brigadier
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To clarify my previous post. Would HQ-22 be more similar in role to the PAC-2 (optimized to engage aircraft at mid to long range) while HQ-16 would be more like PAC-3?

HQ-16 is more ESSM or CAMM-ER range (a little longer ranged but larger). The HQ-16 is nothing like a PAC-3. Some HQ-9 variant would be a closer PAC-3 equivalent.

HQ-22 is ranged between HQ-16 and HQ-9. It is developed from the KS-1 or HQ-12 (which is itself a modernised KS-1) but these were all programs in the 1980s onwards to develop a S-300 equivalent which would take upgrades over the decades. HQ-22 is basically a modernised HQ-12.

The PLA never bothered to really induct the KS-1 or HQ-12 because the HQ-16 and HQ-9 combination were far superior. They have adopted and even exported HQ-22 (to Serbia iirc) nowadays because it appears the missile shows some commonality with HQ-9 and HQ-16 parts (missile itself, truck, launcher, command modules, sensors etc) and it covers the 70km< range< 200km between HQ-16A and HQ-9. HQ-9A/B go beyond 200km.

These are versatile missiles though. They are not dedicated ballistic missile interceptors. For those, PLA's ABMs are known as HQ-19, HQ-26, and HQ-29.

HQ-22 does however have similar range to the PACs and is hot, slant launched.
 

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