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Army Chief witnessed firing of FM -90 air defence missile sys

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  1. HRK

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    No PR136/2015-ISPR Dated: May 11, 2015

    Rawalpindi - May 11, 2015:

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, visited Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi today and witnessed firing of FM -90 air defence missile system, recently inducted in the Army. The exercise marked the culmination of the induction training of the new system. All weather, surface to air missile FM 90, with a capability to engage aerial target including cruise missiles, Drones and air to surface guided missiles can operate under adverse electronic counter measures(ECM)environments. FM- 90 missile system has the ability to engage multiple types of target at one time. The system enhances Pakistan's air defence capability both in range and accuracy. Addressing the officers and troops of Army Air Defence, COAS appreciated the training standards achieved. He also emphasised the importance of Air Defence in today's warfare and the need for continuous up-gradation of equipment, as well as training to defeat a wide threat spectrum. Earlier, on arrival at firing Ranges, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.

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    COAS being briefed about FM-90 missile system at Air defence firing Ranges near Karachi on Monday

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    COAS witnessing firing of FM -90 missile system at Air defence firing Ranges near Karachi on Monday
     
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    Nice and I hope we get lot more Air Defence systems
     
  3. Muhammad Omar

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    Air Defence system
    Heli
    Frigates
    Destroyers
    subs
    IFV

    we need many many things
     
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    I would love to know about Range and guidance system (active or passive) and kills (if any).
     
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    How many units inducted ?
     
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    @Windjammer Fm-90 , is a short range SAM , can it also be used in Tanks formations ? in order to prevent any Bombings on them ?
     
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    Well PN was also involved in this test. Perhaps ISPR forgot to mention it
     
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    CONGRATZ .......... PAKISTAN:yahoo::bounce::yay::pakistan:
     
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    HQ-7 Specs
    • Missile dimensions: (length) 3.00 m; (diameter) 0.156 m; (wingspan) 0.55 m
    • Launch weight: 84.5 kg
    • Operating altitude: 30~5,000 m (HQ-7/FM-80); 15~6,000 m (FM-90)
    • Minimum operating range: 500 m (HQ-7/FM-80); 700 m (FM-90)
    • Max operating range: HQ-7/FM-80 {8,600 m (400 m/s target); 10,000 m (300 m/s target); 12,000 m (slow flying targets)}; FM-90: 15,000 m to all targets
    • Speed: Mach 2.3 (750 m/s)
    • Guidance: Command + electro-optical tracking
    • Warhead: HE-FRAG with proximity fuse
    • Radar detecting range: 18.4 km (HQ-7/FM-80); 25 km (FM-90)
     
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    bad for MKI pilots
     
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    We need medium,long range SAMs. Isn't Pakistan interested in purchasing the HQ-9?