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Pakistan Rekindles Interest in HQ-9/FD-2000 SAM.

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    RAWALPINDI - Pakistan is considering to procure FD-2000, long-range air defense missiles from China.

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    The news has surfaced after the Russian News Agency TASS, while citing an official of Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP), reported that Pakistan is mulling over the feasibility of procuring three to four FD-2000 long-range SAM systems to meet its long-range air defense requirements.

    According to the media reports, FD-2000 has a maximum engagement range of 125 km. It is an export variant of the HQ-9 – the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new generation primary long-range SAM system on sea and land.

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    The long SAM has a semi-active radar-homing (SARH) seeker, a reaction time of 15 seconds, and a maximum speed of Mach 4.2. ------------------------------

    Furthermore, Pakistan Army has reportedly taken delivery of the earlier procured nine LY-80 systems. Notably, Pakistan Armyhad formally inducted LY-80 in March 2017. According to TASS, the said systems are operational now.

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    Along with expanding its air defense coverage, Pakistan seems to be improving its short-range air defense (VSHORAD) capabilities as well.

    TASS also maintained, while citing an official of Pakistan Ministry of Defense, that the country inducted 200 QW-18-man-portable air defense (MANPAD) launchers from China. Moreover, it is working on the manufacture of QW-18 domestically under license.

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    AKISTAN REPORTEDLY SEEKING FD-2000 LONG RANGE ANTI-AIR MISSILES
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    Having successfully procured nine HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from China, Pakistan is now reportedly setting its focus on the FD-2000.

    Quoting a Pakistan Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP) official, the Russian News Agency TASS reports that Pakistan is now studying the feasibility of procuring three or four FD-2000 long-range SAM systems to fulfill its long-range air defence requirements.

    With a maximum engagement range of 125 km, the FD-2000 is an export variant of the HQ-9, which is the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) primary long-range SAM systems on land and at sea.

    Reportedly, the FD-2000 has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2, a semi-active radar-homing (SARH) seeker and reaction time of 15 seconds. Its maximum engagement altitude is 27 km (i.e., 88,500+ ft).

    Of the nine LY-80 systems on order, the Pakistan Army has reportedly taken delivery of them thus far. The LY-80 was formally inducted in March 2017 and, according to TASS, the delivered systems are operational.

    Besides extending its air defence coverage, Pakistan is also reportedly improving its very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) capabilities. Citing a Pakistan Ministry of Defence official, TASS reports that Pakistan inducted 200 QW-18-man portable air defence (MANPAD) launchers from China and, in turn, is planning to manufacture the QW-18 domestically under license.

    Notes & Comments:

    Though there had been reports of Pakistan expressing interest in Russian long-range air defence systems, pursuing a Chinese system was the more natural outcome. Not only is China an assuredly willing supplier of such systems to Pakistan, but Pakistan also has experience operating integrated air defence systems of Chinese origin – i.e., the LY-80 and, in the future, the LY-80N via the Type 054A frigate.

    The FD-2000 is analogous in its capabilities to the Russian S-300. Granted, the FD-2000 is a shorter-range system than the S-400, but it would represent a major step as Pakistan’s first long-range anti-air warfare system with a range of over 100 km. While comparatively less than the S-400, the FD-2000 would provide an additional air defence layer, especially against high-altitude threats.

    https://quwa.org/2018/12/05/pakistan-reportedly-seeking-fd-2000-long-range-anti-air-missiles/
     
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    Considering ??
     
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    So finally next year on 23rd march we will see these beast in Pakistani color ..!!
    (Pak army has already FT-2000 or HQ-9 or FD-2000..!!) my personal view..!
     
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    This is a good SAM system.
     
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    I thought we already had these. Is this an additional order or consideration?
     
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    mods merges the threads @waz
     
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    Rumors are that we have already inducted the system, most probably will be displayed on 23rd march next year,the normal HQ-9 has a range of 125km while after getting upgrades the range is around 180-220 km approx.
     
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    I hope its True.
     
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    Very good news much needed !!
     
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    Why did we need QW 18 if we had ANZA being developed and produced?
     
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    it's from this link.
    https://quwa.org/2018/12/05/pakistan-reportedly-seeking-fd-2000-long-range-anti-air-missiles/
    I think the real range of hq-9 is 200km?
     
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