Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 Short-Range Surface-to-Air Defense Missile System
 
 
 
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Description
The Sky Dragon 12 is a short-range surface-to-air defense missile (SAM) system developed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The system was unveiled for the first time during the defense exhibition in South Africa, AAD, September 2014. The Sky Dragon 12 short-range SAM system is designed for key-point and field air-defense of small-size military objects and areas against mass air threats, such as aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, UAVs and precision-guided weapons, as well as reinforcing 35mm AA (Anti-Aircraft) gun air-defense group coverage, forming the AWS2 missile/gun integrated air defense weapon system.
 
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Armament
The Sky Dragon 12 launcher vehicle is equipped at the rear with traversable platform fitted 12 ready-to-launch missiles. The platform is equipped at the center with one Ku-band tracking-guidance radar and 6 canister-launcher missiles on each side. The system is also fitted with one electro-optic (EO) tracker located below the tracking-guidance radar. The electro-optic tracker has a maximum detection range of 12 km while the tracking-guidance radar has a detection range of 12 km.
 
Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment Close view of Ku-band tracking-guidance radar and electro-optic (EO) tracker
Missile
The Sky Dragon is fitted with 12 Tianlong 12/ SD-12/ FK-1000 missiles which is Russian 9M311 missile exported to China in 2005. The 9M311 missile (NATO designation SA-19 Grison) has semi-automatic radar command to line-of-sight guidance, weighs 40kg with a 9kg warhead. It is 2.5m long with a diameter of 1.7m and wingspan of 2.2m. The missile's maximum speed is 900m/s and can engage targets travelling at speeds up to 500m/s. The range of the FK-1000 missile is from 2 to 12 km for and can be used has an altitude from 15 m to 5,000m.
 
Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment Tianlong 12/ SD-12/ FK-1000 missile
Mobility
The Sky Dragon 12 is based on Shaanxi Automobile Group Co. (referred to as “SAGC" or SHACMAN) 6x6 military truck chassis SX2400. The front of the truck is fitted with a crew cabin with one single door on each side. The vehicle has a crew of three and one shelter to control all the firing operations is mounted at the rear of the crew cabin. In firing position two hydraulic stabilisers are lowered to the ground on each side of the truck chassis to provide a more stable firing platform.
Combat use
The Sky Dragon 12 assisted by exterior air situation information and target indication, can intercept simultaneously multi-air threats, such as aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, UAVs within a maximum range of 12 km and altitude of 5 km. It also has good autonomous combat capability and meanwhile can be incorporated with 35mm anti-aircraft guns and FW2 air defense fire control system to form versatile air defense system. The Sky Dragon 12 vehicle uses a combat network radio and can be located 5 km from the FW2 FCS (Firing Control System). The Sky Dragon 12 is fully mobile and can be ready-to-fire at a new location 15 minutes after the vehicle comes to a stop. The vehicle receives aerial situation information and target designation from NORINCO FW2 FCS, IBIS80 3D target designation radar or superior command & control systems. The FW2 FCS is able to detect aircraft at a maximum range of 35 km and cruise missile at 15 km. It has also a maximum detection altitude of 6,000 m. Each Sky Dragon 12 vehicle is able of engaging 4 different targets simultaneously by firing 4 missiles in less than a few seconds. Upgraded version of Sky Dragon 12 system with one vehicle search radar is also available, which ensures complete autonomous engagement capability with outstanding multi-target interception performance.
 
Specifications
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Armament
12 Tianlong 12/ SD-12/ FK-1000 missiles
Country users
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Designer Country
China
Accessories
Ku-band tracking-guidance radar, electro-optic
tracker
Crew
3
Killing probability
>= 0.80
Tracking-guidance range
- Radar: 15 km
- Electro-Optic tracker: 12 km
Missile range
2 to 12 km
Missile altitude
15m to 15 km
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Capacity of engagement
4 different targets simultaneously
 
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Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
   
Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
Sky Dragon 12 GAS5 short-range air defense missile system technical data sheet specifications pictures information description intelligence photos images video identification Norinco China Chinese army industry military technology equipment
 
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