Serbia plans to acquire Chinese FK-3 air defense missile systems
According to information released by the Balkan Security Network on August 2, 2020, Serbia could acquire Chinese-made air defense missile systems called FK-3, the export version of the HQ-22. In 2019, the Serbian State Defense Company Yugoimport has published in 2019 its annual business report that mentioned an important foreign for the procurement of Chinese FK-3.
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Mobile TEL Transporter Erector Launcher unit of Chinese-made FK-3 long-range air defense missile system. (Picture source Army Recognition)
According to Chinese military sources, the FK-3 is an export of the HQ-22 long-range air defense missile system. The FK-3 system implements effective multi-target tracking and interception against a saturation attack. One fire unit, equipped with the guidance radar, provides interception against 6 targets with 12 rounds of missile. Multiple fire units, under the control of command and coordination vehicle, expand the multi-target interception to 36 targets with 72 rounds of missile.
The FK-3 weapon system can not only fulfill air defense independently but also complete missions in cooperation with other air defense systems. It has large kill airspace ranges from 5 to 100 km at an altitude from 50 to 27,000 m which super adaptive anti-jamming capacity with several anti-jamming measures.
The missile uses a radio-command and semi-active radar homing composite guidance or whole-course radio-command guidance. The vehicle launcher unit is equipped with a quadruple container-type oblique thermal launch with an automatic azimuth servo.