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.
FD-2000 / HQ-9 SAM Characteristics2
Operational Range (Aircraft Target)
7 - 125 km
Operational Altitude (Aircraft Target) 25 m - 27 km
Operational Range (Cruise Missile Target) 7 - 15 km
Operational Altitude (Cruise Missile Target) >25 m
Operational Range (Ballistic Missile Target) 7 - 25 km
Operational Altitude (Ballistic Missile Target) 2 - 15 km
Operational Range (Supersonic Missile Target) 7 - 50 km
Operational Altitude (Supersonic Missile Target) 1 - 18 km
FT-2000 Anti-Radiation SAM Characteristics (CNPMIEC)
12 - 100 km
3 - 20 km
Seeker Band Coverage
2 to 18 GHz
Cited kinematic performance typically falls in between the SA-10C and SA-20A, making the HQ-9 systems credible equivalents to various MIM-104 Patriot variants.
Chinese sources claim that the HQ-9 family of systems employ much newer computing technology than imported Russian S-300PMU/PMU1/PMU2 systems. This suggests a equal or superior computing capability for signal processing, data processing and guidance support.
In current scenario choice is logical as it comes in affordability and range is quite good.
When and if deal is finalized, it would definitely be latest upgraded version of its type (HQ9 B most probably)