Sky Dragon 50 GAS2 Medium-Range Surface-to-Air defense missile
 
 
 
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Description
The Sky Dragon 50 also called GAS2 is a Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Defense missile system designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The Sky Dragon was unveiled for the first time during the AAD Defense Exhibition of South Africa in September 2014. The Sky Dragon 50 is the latest generation of air defence missile system developed by Norinco which has a maximum firing range of 50 km. According the Chinese military magazine Kanwa, the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO has exported its new medium-range surface-to-air defense missile system to Rwanda. This country is the first foreign customer for the Sky Dragon 50.
 
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Technical Data
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Launcher unit
The Sky Dragon 50 is armed with four ready-to-launch canister-launched missile mounted on a traversable platform. The four paired missiles container-launchers are mounted on the rear of a 6x6 military truck chassis. In firing position two hydraulic jacks are lowered on the ground.
Missile
The Sky Dragon 50 uses the DK-10A missile derived from the surface-to-air missile PL-12 series. The DK-10 is derived from SD-10A, and the missile is lengthened with an additional booster stage, which has larger diameter than the original air-to-air missile. SD-10 is the export version of the PL-12. The DK-10A has a range from 3 to 50 km and can be used from altitude of 30 m to 20 km. The missile flies at a velocity of more than 1,000 m/s and is highly maneuverable, with a maximum overload of up to 38 g. To hit the target, the missile uses an inertial guidance system and data-link. The missile has a 20 kg High Explosive (HE) fragmentation warhead.
Mobility
The Sky Dragon 50 TEL unit is based on a 6x6 Beiben Truck model 2628 which is motorized with Diesel 4-stroke direct injection engine, 6-cylinder in-line with water cooling, turbo-charging and intercooling. BeiBen Truck (Baotou BeiBen Heavy-Duty Truck Co) is a heavy-truck manufacturer based in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. BeiBen, (North Benz), is part of the North industries Group Corporation (NORINCO).The front of the truck is fitted with a crew cabin for two people with one single door on each side. The truck can run at a maximum speed of 85 km/h.
Combat use
A Sky Dragon 50 air defense system consists of mobile launchers, radar detection and tracking of targets, as well as a command post. Main missions of Sky Dragon 50 include area, essential and field air defense. It can effectively intercept high, medium, low and ultra-low altitude aerial targets, i.e. fixed-wing aircrafts, helicopters and UAVs, as well as engage and kill incoming cruise missiles. The system is fully mobile and can be ready to fire at a new location 15 minutes after the vehicle comes to a stop. Each Sky Dragon 50 battery consists of one IBIS 150 3D target designation radar, one fire distribution vehicle and 3 to 6 launching vehicles (carrying 4 missiles each). In this configuration, Sky Dragon 50 is capable of engaging up to 12 different targets by firing 12 individually targeted missiles within a matter of seconds. Using a combat net radio, the launchers can be located 5 km from the fire distribution vehicle. Each Sky Dragon 50 battery can operate autonomously, using local aerial situational information provided by the IBIS 150 radar, as well as intelligence received from superior command & control systems. Having been upgraded to include intelligence fusion and situation synthesis equipment, the fire distribution vehicle can also direct two other Sky Dragon 50 batteries to engage cooperatively in battalion-operation mode.
 
Specifications
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Armament
4 missiles DK-10/SD-10A
Country users
Rwanda
Designer Country
China
Command and control vehicles
- IBIS 150 3D target designation radar
- One command post
- on reloader truck
Crew
3
Killing probability
>= 0.80
Detection range
130 km
Missile range
3 to 50 km
Missile altitude
30m to 20 km
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Capacity of engagement
4 different targets simultaneously
 
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Sky Dragon 50 GAS2 medium-range surface-to-air defense missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
Sky Dragon 50 GAS2 medium-range surface-to-air defense missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
   
Sky Dragon 50 GAS2 medium-range surface-to-air defense missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
Sky Dragon 50 GAS2 medium-range surface-to-air defense missile technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
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