Airshow China Photo Report – Air Defense

Airshow China 2014 Photo Report - Air Defense

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Sky Dragon 50 medium range SAM displayed by NORINCO. The system is designed for low, medium and high altitude air defense at ranges of 50 km. The SAM unit comprises a single IBIS 150 3D target designation radar and one fire distribution vehicle, controlling 2-6 mobile fire units each carrying four launchers.

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Sky Dragon 50. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

Sky Dragon 12 – An integrated, mobile SHORAD system similar to the Russian KBP Pantsir S1 system. Sky Dragon 12 has an effective range of 12 km, and altitude of 5 km. The radar and battle management system can be integrated with 35mm AA guns to form an integrated forward-based air defense weapon system.

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Sky Dragon 12 SHORAD systems. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Sky Dragon 12. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Sky Dragon 12. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

LY-80 medium range SAM from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) providing area air defense of critical assets. The system employs a multifunction phased array tracking and guidance radar searching at ranges up to 140 km. The system uses a combined guidance system employing both ground illuminating and semi-active homing, at ranges up to 85km. Interception altitude from ground level to 15 km, at ranges of 3.5-40 km.

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
LY-80 medium range SAM. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
LY-80 SAM. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
LY-80 SAMPhoto: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
I-9 Air Defense System. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

I-6 short range air defense system. The I-6 integrates the HQ-6 missile system and 7 barrel 30mm anti-aircraft artillery and command and control vehicle carrying a low-altitude search and target acquisition radar. Both gun and missiles are designed to provide a terminal defensive layer protecting the I-9 weapon system against air attacks by stand-off precision guided weapons, covering medium to low altitude.

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I-6 Short Range Air Defense. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
I-6 Short Range Air Defense. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
I-6 Short Range Air Defense. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
I-6 Short Range Air Defense. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

Several Chinese companies have displayed advanced medim range air defense systems at Airshow China 2014. This variant, the FD-2000 was offered by CPIMEC to Turkey. The photo shows the Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and radar associated with the system.

Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
FD2000 – China’s S-300. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update