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Long-range air defense missile system - China

FD 2000 long range air defense missile system China 925 001


The FD-2000 (export version of HQ-9) is an advanced long-range air defense missile weapon system designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company CPMIEC (China Precision Machinery Import & Export Corporation). It can perform air-defense engagement missions in massive air raids under intense electronic jamming. It can intercept not only aircraft, armed helicopters and UAVs, but also cruise missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and stand-off precision-guided bombs. The FD-2000 is used as an air-defense system to protect political, military, and economic facilities. With two-level of command and control capability, it can command other air defense weapons to form a layered air defense system. The FD-2000 was unveiled for the first time to the public at the 8th Zhuhai Airshow in 2012. The export version of HQ-9 provides extra anti-stealth capability by incorporating YLC-20 passive sensor as an option.

FD-2000 main variants:

- FD-2000: export version of HQ-9 with Anti stealth capabilities.
- FT-2000: with a passive homing-all-the-way variant of the HQF-91 LR-SAM, which operates in conjunction with a ground-based DWL-002 passive surveillance system (PSS), which has been developed by CETC International Co Ltd.
- FD-2000B: Improved version with 300 km. range, with added passive infrared seeker.
- HHQ9: naval version
- HQ-9B: with extra range and dual seeker.

Technical Data

Missile Launcher Unit
The FD-2000 Launcher Erector Truck (TEL) has four missile containers. In firing position, the missiles containers are placed at the vertical to the rear side of the truck, two stabilizers are deployed at the rear and center of the chassis.
The HongQi 9 (HQ-9) is a two-stage missile. The first stage has a diameter of 700 mm and the 2nd stage 560 mm, with a total mass of almost 2 tons and a length of 6.8m. The missile is armed with a 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2. and has a maximum range of 125 km up to an altitude of 27 km. The missile has a proximity fuse with an effective range of 35 m, which goes active when the missile is 5km away from its target.
Truck Tractor
The missile containers are mounted on a Chinese Taian TA-5380 8x8 truck chassis which is based on the Russian truck the MAZ-543. The TAS-5380 is powered by an air-cooled diesel engine.
Command and Control Vehicles
A battery of FD-2000 consists of:
- 1 Command and coordination vehicle
- 6 Command and Control vehicle
- 6 Target designation radar
- 6 guidance radar vehicle
- 48 Missile launching vehicle
- 198 missile in container
- 1 set of positioning and orientation vehicle
- 1 set of communication vehicle
- 1 set of power supply vehicle
- 1 set of support equipment


Type Armament
Medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile system Four missiles in an individual container
Country users Range Missile
China Minimum 7 km; Maximum 125 km; or 27 km against ballistic missile
Warhead Missile Guidance System
180 kg  TVM semi-active radar homing
System reaction time Radar and command station
15 seconds HT-233 engagement radar, FD-2000 mobile engagement radar, Type 120 low altitude acquisition radar, Type 305A 3D acquisition radar, Type 305B 3D acquisition radar.

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FD-2000 TEL Truck Erector Launcher
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FD-2000 mobile engagement radar
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FD-2000 Command and Control Vehicle

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