First public presentation for the Chinese Red Arrow 12 HJ-12 one-man fire-and-forget missile system

 
 
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AirShow China 2014
Aviation - Aerospace - Defence exhibition
11 to 17 November 2014
Zhuhai, China
 
New Chinese-made fire-and-forget missile at AirShow China 2014
 
 
Monday, November 17, 2014 04:14 PM
First public presentation for the Chinese Red Arrow 12 HJ-12 one-man fire-and-forget missile system.
Chinese defense industry has now designed and developed a new one-man, fire-and-forget multi-purpose missile system under the name of Red Arrow 12 or HJ-12. This new missile system was presented for the first time to the public at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2014 (AirShow China), which was held in Zhuhai (China) from the 11 to 16 November 2014.
     
Chinese defense industry has now designed and developed a new one-man, fire-and-forget multi-purpose missile system under the name of Red Arrow 12 or HJ-12. This new missile system was presented for the first time to the public at the At the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition 2014 (AirShow China), which was held in Zhuhai (China) from the 11 to 16 November 2014. The new Red Arrow 12 one-man, fire-and-forget multi-pupose missile system at AirShow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China.
     
With the new Red Arrow 12, the Chinese defense industry unveils the most important innovation for new self-guided head, with a Chinese anti-tank missiles which uses for the first time ”fire-and-forget” guidance system technology.

As the Israeli missile system Spike and the American-made Javelin, the new Chinese-made Red Arrow 12 is fitted with a type of missile guidance which does not require further guidance after launch such as illumination of the target or wire guidance, and can hit its target without the launcher being in line-of-sight of the target.

According the first analysis of Army Recognition military analyst based on a video shows at Air Show China 2014, the Red Arrow 12 could be carried and fired by one soldier with a total weight of 22 kg, while the launch tube and the missile have a total weight of 17 kg. The launch tube is 1.25 m long.

The Red Arrow 12 missile has tandem HEAT warhead to neutralize various targets as tanks, bunkers, small-boats and helicopters. The warhead is able to penetrate 1,100 mm of armour protected by explosive reactive armour.

It adopts soft-launch design and can be fired from inside bunkers. Read Arrow 12 adopts and IR (Infar Red) imaging seeker or a TV imaging seeker for all-weather day-and-night fire. The new Red Arrow has a maximum range of 4 km in day version and 2 km for the IR variant.
     
 

 

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