Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ground Based Air Defence Systems

Igla-S Man-Portable Air Defence System

Igla-S Man-Portable Air Defence System

The Igla-S man-portable air defence missile system (MANPADS) is designed to engage all types of visually observable aircraft and helicopters as well as pinpoint air targets like cruise missiles and...

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LY-80D Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile System

LY-80D Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile System

The LY-80D is a medium-range surface-to-air-missile (MR-SAM) developed by China's Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd. The system is comprises of a searching vehicle, command vehicle, guidance vehicle, missile-firing vehicle...

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Type 59 Anti-Aircraft Gun

Type 59 Anti-Aircraft Gun

The NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation) 57 mm Type 59 anti-aircraft gun is a close copy of the Soviet 57 mm S-60 and differs in few details from the original....

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Type 56 Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun

Type 56 Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun

The Type 56 heavy anti-aircraft machine gun is a 4-barrel 14.5 mm Chinese-made weapon based on the Russian ZPU-4. It is mounted on a four-wheel carriage. The weapon has the...

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Type 54/Type 59 Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun

Type 54/Type 59 Anti-Aircraft Machine Gun

The Type 54 is a 12.7 mm gas-operated, belt-fed, crew served automatic weapon. It is effective against low flying aircraft, ground targets especially light armoured vehicles and personnel etc. The...

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QW-2 Man-Portable Air Defence System

QW-2 Man-Portable Air Defence System

The QianWei-2 (QW-2) is China’s third indigenous shoulder-launched air-defence missile. QW-2 is considered by many Chinese media sources as the Chinese equivalent of FIM-92E and it is a development of...

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