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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.

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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/
did you leave the P out on purpose?
 

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@Starlord @Hell hound remember those shorads(Qw 18) I was talking since last 6 months:D break baat abhi horahi hai and Paf has them replacement of mistral:azn:
Laoo abb murgh pulao

QW-18 has entered service with PN Marines. Mistral's are visible as well.

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The original TASS article:



Pakistan will strengthen cooperation with China in the field of air defense

November 30, 2018

Islamabad is exploring the possibility of purchasing Chinese long-range air defense systems

KARACHI / Pakistan / November 30th. / TASS /. Pakistan is increasing the volume of military-technical cooperation with China in the field of air defense assets (AIR). This was reported to TASS by a representative of the Ministry of Defense Industry of Pakistan during the international exhibition IDEAS 2018, held in Pakistan in Karachi from 27 to 30 November.

"Cooperation in the field of air defense with China remains one of the priorities of the development of the armed forces and defense industry of Pakistan. Thus, Islamabad became the first foreign customer of the LY-80 medium-range Chinese anti-aircraft missile system (ZRS) for the Chinese army TASS) ", - informed the source. According to him, the Pakistani armed forces have ordered nine LY-80 divisions, of which five have already been delivered and put into operation.

The representative of the Ministry of Defense noted that Pakistan is exploring the possibility of purchasing Chinese long-range air defense systems. "Currently, the LY-80 is the most powerful Pakistani air defense system, but the defense ministry is considering the possibility of acquiring long-range air defense systems from China. In particular, the feasibility of purchasing three or four divisions of the Chinese FD-2000 system TASS) ", - he said.

Pakistan has also become the first operator of the newest Chinese portable QW-18 anti-aircraft missile system. “At present, the first batch of these MANPADS has been received, consisting of about 200 launchers and about 1 thousand anti-aircraft guided missiles. In the future, deliveries will continue, while the mass production line of this weapon is being prepared for launch under a Chinese license,” the source said.

Pakistan will strengthen cooperation with China in the field of air defense | tass.ru
 

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We shud go for ABM capibility... Indians never made any thing more tgan simple parabolic mijjiles...

They would seriously regret s 400 if we deploy a basic ABM
 

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The original TASS article:



Pakistan will strengthen cooperation with China in the field of air defense

November 30, 2018

Islamabad is exploring the possibility of purchasing Chinese long-range air defense systems

KARACHI / Pakistan / November 30th. / TASS /. Pakistan is increasing the volume of military-technical cooperation with China in the field of air defense assets (AIR). This was reported to TASS by a representative of the Ministry of Defense Industry of Pakistan during the international exhibition IDEAS 2018, held in Pakistan in Karachi from 27 to 30 November.

"Cooperation in the field of air defense with China remains one of the priorities of the development of the armed forces and defense industry of Pakistan. Thus, Islamabad became the first foreign customer of the LY-80 medium-range Chinese anti-aircraft missile system (ZRS) for the Chinese army TASS) ", - informed the source. According to him, the Pakistani armed forces have ordered nine LY-80 divisions, of which five have already been delivered and put into operation.

The representative of the Ministry of Defense noted that Pakistan is exploring the possibility of purchasing Chinese long-range air defense systems. "Currently, the LY-80 is the most powerful Pakistani air defense system, but the defense ministry is considering the possibility of acquiring long-range air defense systems from China. In particular, the feasibility of purchasing three or four divisions of the Chinese FD-2000 system TASS) ", - he said.

Pakistan has also become the first operator of the newest Chinese portable QW-18 anti-aircraft missile system. “At present, the first batch of these MANPADS has been received, consisting of about 200 launchers and about 1 thousand anti-aircraft guided missiles. In the future, deliveries will continue, while the mass production line of this weapon is being prepared for launch under a Chinese license,” the source said.

Pakistan will strengthen cooperation with China in the field of air defense | tass.ru

9 batteries not division?? Covering 9 corps ??
 

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