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Satellite Imagery Revealed PAKISTAN Inducted CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System:

More worries for coward indian security forces, as Satellite Imagery revealed that PAKISTAN has inducted the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) in its Arsenal. Satellite images captured the images of HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) Battery in an undisclosed location somewhere in PAKISTAN.

           

Reportedly, PAKISTAN has acquired the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) with unknown batteries to counter the indian move of S-400 Long Range Air Defense System.

HQ-9C Spotted in PAKISTAN
HQ-9C Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) Spotted in PAKISTAN

The HQ-9C or FD-2000 is a state of the art CHINESE Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) with a maximum covering ranges up to 200 Kilometers or 124 Miles in total.

HQ-9 / FD2000 Long range Air Defense System (LRAD)
HQ-9 / FD-2000 Long range Air Defense System (LRAD)

The one complete system of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) consists of 32 missiles and now it is unclear that how many batteries of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) PAKISTAN has purchased and inducted in its arsenal.

HQ-9 / FD2000 Long Range Air Defense Missile System
HQ-9 / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense Missile System

It is pertinent to mention that PAKISTAN has also nine HQ-16 based LY-80 Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) System from CHINA last year in 2019. Now, after deploying the HQ-16 based LY-80 Medium Range Air Defense System (MRAD), PAKISTAN was discussing the possible acquisition of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) in its arsenal.

The FD-2000 is the export version of the HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System and CHINA has previously exported the FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense Missile System (LRAD) to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Details About the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD):

The CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is basically a Medium to Long Range Air Defense System designed and manufactured by the CHINESE State owned CHINA Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CPMIEC).

The CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is a robust Long Range Surface to Air Missile system and it is broadly equivalent to the renowned Russian S-300 Air Defense System.

HQ-9 SAM SYSTEM Type 305A 3D Acquisition Radar
HQ-9 Long Range Anti-Air Missile System Type 305A 3D Acquisition Radar

Reportedly, CHINA has designed and manufactured the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) with the Russian assistance under the Transfer of Technology agreement.

The CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is a robust SAM system that can effectively track, engage and destroy enemy Aircraft, Cruise Missiles, Helicopters, Ballistic Missile, Air to Surface Missile, Air to Ground Missile, Guided Bombs and Tactical Ballistic Missile with pinpoint accuracy.

Reportedly, the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) uses two-stage missiles with the thrust vector control system. The Missiles used in the CHINESE HQ-9 Air Defense System has a maximum range up to 200 Kilometers.

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HQ-9 Air Defense System Type 120 Low Altitude Acquisition Radar
HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System Type 120 Low Altitude Acquisition Radar

The missile used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) also features the terminal active radar homing technology and mid-course update system.

One of the distinctive features of the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is that it can perform complex air defense engagements under an intensive and massive electronic jamming.

One battery of the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) consists of 8 Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) vehicles armed with missiles, Command and Control Vehicle, Engagement Radar based on North-Benz ND 1260 series Truck Chassis, Mobile Engagement Radar based on Taian TA5570 10 x 10 Chassis, various Support Vehicles and reloading vehicles.

HQ-9 LRAD Type 305B 3D Acquisition Radar
HQ-9 LRAD Type 305B 3D Acquisition Radar

The basic formation of the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) can further be expanded into larger formation with modification. One Battery of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) can be integrated with a wide range of sophisticated Radars, both search, tracking, surveillance, acquisition and fire control system.

CHINA has revealed the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) to world first time during the military parade to celebrate the 60th Founding Anniversary of the People’s Republic of CHINA (PRC).

Variants of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD):

Following are the variants of the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD):

  1. HQ-9A:

It is an improved version of the Surface to Air Missile System. HQ-9A was first tested back in 1999 and it was formally combat approved in 2001.

  1. HQ-9B:

It is an improved version of the HQ-9A Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) and it comes with the longer range and extra seeker. HQ-9B was reportedly tested back in 2006. This Air Defense Missile system has a maximum range up top 250 Kilometers and it can track the targets at an altitude up to 50 Kilometers. The HQ-9B Missile features the infrared homing mode and dual seeker with semi-active radar homing mode.

  1. HQ-9C:

The HQ-9C is an improved version of the HQ-9B Long Range Air Defense System and it features the Active Radar Homing Mode.

  1. HQ-19:

It is the much upgraded version of the CHINESE HQ-9 / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD). This version of Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is equivalent to US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD). The HQ-19 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) was developed to engaged Satellite on Lower Earth Orbit and Ballistic Missiles. Furthermore, this variant of HQ-9 LRAD also comes with Kinetic Kill Vehicle.

  1. FD-2000 Export Version of HQ-9:

It is another improved version of the CHINESE HQ-9 / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD). It is basically an Anti-Radiation missile System designed and manufactured to intercept air radiation sources and jamming planes.

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The missiles used in this system features the passive homing. This missile system can engage and track enemy targets up to the maximum range up to massive 100 Kilometers and it can easily reach at an altitude up to 20 Kilometers. This system also operates in line passive surveillance system.

  1. FD-2000 Another Export Version of HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD): 

It is another much improved version of the HQ-9. CHINA has revealed this system to the public back in 2012. This system also has anti-stealth tracking and engagement capability. CHINA has exported this system previously to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

  1. HHQ-9 Naval Version of HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System:

The HHQ-9 is basically a Naval Version of the CHINESE HQ-9 / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD). This SAM system is identical to the land-based variant. CHINA has used this Surface to Air Missile system in its advanced Guided Missile Destroyers. All the missiles from this system launched from the vertical tubes.

  1. HHQ-9A Naval Version of HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System:

It is the much improved Naval version of the HQ-9 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD). In performance wise, this system is equivalent to the CHINESE land-based HQ-9A Air Defense Missile System.

Technical Specifications of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD).:

  1. Missile Launcher Unit (MLU):

The Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) used in the Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) consists of a total 4 missile container. In firing position, all the 4 missile containers are the vertical side at the rear side of the Transport Erector Launcher (TEL). Two stabilizers are deployed at the center and rear of the chassis.

  1. Missiles:

The missiles used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is basically a two-stage missile system. The diameter of the first stage is 700 mm, while the second stage diameter is up to 560 mm. The missile has a total length up to 6.8 meters and it has a total weight up to massive 2 tons.

The Missiles used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) has a maximum speed of 4.2 Mach and it is armed with the massive 180 KG warhead. The missile has a maximum range up to 200 Kilometers and it can track and engage enemy aerial targets up to an altitude of 30 Kilometers.

The missiles used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) also equipped with the proximity fuse with an effective range of 35m. This proximity fuse automatically active itself when the missile is 5 Kilometers distance from its Target.

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HQ-9 Air Defense System
HQ-9 Air Defense System

The Missile used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) also features the Thrust Vector Control (TVC) and this distinguish feature makes it different from the S300V Air Defense System. The reason is that the Thrust Vector Control of the HQ-9 is exposed and it can easily be observed from the outside.

The HQ-9 Guidance System consists of Active Radar Terminal Guidance System and Inertial Guidance plus mid-course Uplink Systems.

Mounted Vehicle:

The CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) is mounted on the CHINESE TAS-5380 8×8 Truck Chassis, which is based on the Russian MAZ-543 Truck. The truck is powered by an Air Cooled Diesel Engine.

Command and Control Vehicles of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD):

One battery of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) consists of 6 Transport Erector Launchers (TEL) linked to a HT-233 3D C-band mono-pulse planar Phased Array Radar, which works under the control of TWS-312 battery command post.

The radars used in the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) can track and detect targets in the Azimuth (360 degrees) and elevation up to (0 to 65 degrees). The radar of the HQ-9 SAM is capable to track 100 airborne targets simultaneously and it can simultaneously engage more than 50 targets in total.

The CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) can be integrated with Several radars, including the Anti-Stealth and Anti-Ballistic radars. The HQ-9 System uses the low altitude radar Type 120, Search Radar Type 305B, the Passive Radar YLC-20, the Search Radar Type 305A and the passive Radar DWL-002.

One Battery of the CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD) consists of One Command and Control Vehicle, 6 Search Radar Vehicles, 6 Targeting Vehicles, Missile Launch Vehicles, Positioning Vehicle, a power supply vehicle, a Communication Vehicle and a support vehicle.

Technical Data of CHINESE HQ-9C / FD-2000 Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD).:

  1. Country of Origin: CHINA
  2. Type: Medium to Long Range Air Defense System (LRAD)
  3. Warhead: 180 Kilograms (396 lbs)
  4. Warhead Type: HE-FRAG
  5. Total Length of Missile: 6.8 meters
  6. Total Diameter of Missile: 0.7 Meters
  7. reaction Time of System: 10 Seconds
  8. Armament Options: 4 Missiles in individual containers
  9. Total Range of Missiles: Minimum 500 meters, Maximum 200 Kilometers and 30 Kilometers against Ballistic missiles
  10. Guidance System: TVM Semi-Active Radar Homing System
  11. Radar and Command Stations: Type 120 Low Altitude Acquisition Radar, H-200 Engagement Radar, HT-223 Engagement Radar, Type 305B 3D Acquisition Radar and Type 305A 3D Acquisition Radar

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