Defense & Security News - Pakistan
 
Chinese LY-80 air defense missile system enters officially in service with Pakistan armed forces.
According a statement from the Pakistani military’s public affairs, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has attended an official ceremony to induct new Chinese-made low to medium air defense missile system LY-80 also named HQ-16A in China.
     
According a statement from the Pakistani military’s public affairs, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has attended an official ceremony to induct new Chinese-made low to medium air defense missile system LY-80 also named HQ-16A in China.
Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the official induction ceremony of new Chinese-made LY-80 surface-to-air defense missile system
     
In August 2016, it was announced that the Pakistan Ministry of Defense Production disclosed that the Pakistani armed forces had procured six LY-80 (HQ-16A) surface-to-air defense missile systems from China for $373 million U.S. in fiscal year 2014-2015. According the SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) Arms Transfers Database, China have sold nine LY-80 launch units to Pakistan.

Currently Pakistani armed forces also uses the Chinese-made FM-90 (HQ-7B export version) which was unveiled by Pakistan during national military parade in March 2015. The HQ-7B is a improved version of the HQ-7 (FM-80) that is a Chinese-made version of the French Crotale surface-to-air missile.

The HQ-16A or LY-80 is a Chinese-made ground-to-air defense missile system which was introduce in the Chinese armed forces in September 2011.

The HQ-16A (LY-80) launcher missile system is carried by an 8x8 truck that contains a command and control station behind the cab, and behind those are six firing missile containers in two rows of three.

The HQ-16A (LY-80) SAM components comprise a searching radar vehicle, command vehicle, radar tracking and guidance vehicle, launcher unit vehicle, and missiles canister. Technical support equipment includes missile transportation and loading vehicle, power supply vehicle, maintenance vehicle, and missile-test equipment. A single radar guidance vehicle controls two to four launcher units with six missiles ready to launch. The command vehicle is responsible to send target information and combat orders.

The HQ-16A (LY-80) missile can intercept an aerial flying target from an 15 m to 18 km of altitude, while its maximum interception range for combat aircraft is 40km, and between 3.5 km and 12 km for cruise missiles flying at an altitude of 50 meters at a speed of 300 meters/second.
     
According a statement from the Pakistani military’s public affairs, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has attended an official ceremony to induct new Chinese-made low to medium air defense missile system LY-80 also named HQ-16A in China.
Mobile launch unit of Chinese-made LY-80 (HQ-16A) at Zhuhai Air Show 2014.
 

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