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Pakistan Air Force to Purchase 4 Chinese SAM Systems
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http://pakmr.blogspot.com/2010/11/pakistan-air-force-to-purchase-4.html

Air Chief Marshal Rao Suleman has said that Pakistan air force is evaluating, different Chinese surface-to-air missiles for the purchase of 3 to 4 SAM systems. One of the systems under evaluation is "HQ-18"surface-to-air missile system.

As per Defence weekly Hong Qi-18 (HQ-18) surface to air missile system is Chinese version based on the S-300 that is also known as SA-12A "Gladiator". HQ-18 system has a rand of 100 km and it can be used against short-range ballistic and cruise missiles as well as against aircraft.

Another surface to air missile that may be under consideration is China's indigenously developed HQ-12 / KS-1A SAM. These surface-to-air missiles are available with two engagement radars H-200 phased array radar and SJ-231 phased array radar.

The SJ-231 radar system for the KS-1A/HQ-12 SAM system is based on the on the HT-233 PESA engagement radar which is associated with the advance Chinese surface-to-air missile system HQ-9 / FD-2000. SJ-231 is a self propelled radar.
China's indigenously developed HQ-12 / KS-1A missile is a single stage missile that uses the solid propellant. It has very short span delta wing design that is very much like that of the US Hawk SAM. KS-1A Missiles uses the rail launchers. Depending upon the targets speed maximum range of KS-1A varies from 38-50km. It can be used against targets flying as high as 27000m and as low as 300m.


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HQ-9 seems to be Pakistan's choice, so I hear.

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Paks arms purchases from China go into overdrive
Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:47:20 PM by ANI

Guangdong, Nov 18 (ANI): Pakistan is interested in buying more defense systems and equipment from China, and hopes to deepen cooperation to upgrade its armed forces, a top Pakistan Air Force officer said on Wednesday.

Pakistan is evaluating, among other options, three or four Chinese surface-to-air missiles, including the advanced HQ-18, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman told China Daily.
Janes Defence News, a publication that specializes in military topics, reported that China was building the Hong Qi-18 (HQ-18) missile system based on the Russian S-300V1 type 2 (SA-12A Gladiator), presumably under a license agreement. But this has not been confirmed by the Chinese military, the paper added.

The missiles, with a maximum range of 100 km, can be used against short-range ballistic missiles, aircraft or cruise missiles, with intercepts taking place between a low-level 25 meters and an altitude of 25 kilometers, according to Janes.

Suleman also said that China had completed the first of four Chinese ZDK-03 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft for the Pakistan Air Force on November 13.

The delivery to Pakistan will start in the early part of next year, said Suleman, who is also Pakistan Air Forces Chief of Air Staff.

He said that the Pakistan Air Force was also looking at the option of purchasing Chinese engines, though any final decision will depend on the engines quality.

Suleman brought FC-1 (Fighter China-1) Xiaolong aircraft, an improved version of Chinas new generation fighter jet co-developed with Pakistan, to the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai.

Military research and development cooperation with China will continue not only in aircraft production, but in other areas as well, he maintained.

The Pakistan Air Force is increasing production docks for the FC-1 (named the JF-17 Thunder in Pakistan) from four to six, and is aiming to have about 25 aircraft assembled by the end of the year, the paper said.

Its on a very fast track, and there is no other fighter aircraft anywhere in the world, which has been produced so quickly, pointed out Suleman.

China and Pakistan have traditionally had close military relations, and Suleman said that bringing the FC-1 Xiaolong aircraft to Zhuhai was to display solidarity with China and to show to the world that we have a tremendous amount of respect and love for our Chinese friends.

Commenting on cooperation in military research and development, he said China and Pakistan will continue working together. There is no shortage of trust and no shortage of will. There will be more projects developed successfully.

Meanwhile, Chinese experts noted that the envisaged cooperation, however, does not target any country, and is tiny in scale compared to huge defense deals signed by US President Barack Obama in India earlier this month.

Beijing-based military strategist Peng Guangqian said that Beijings weapons deal with Islamabad had almost no effect on the balance of military power between Pakistan and India, especially given the multi-billion dollar defense deals signed between the United States and India during Obamas visit.

The China-Pakistan deals should not be a cause of alarm for other countries, he said, referring to the foreign media reports that the FC-1 was a concern for the Indian Air Force.

Sun Shihai, director of the Center for South Asian Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, added that Obama also promised India that the US would give it easier access to high-tech equipment for both civilian and military use.

Despite the huge gap between the Pakistani and Indian military forces, especially in terms of conventional weapons, the situation in the region is basically balanced given the fact that both countries have nuclear weapons, he said. (ANI)


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Given the rage I'd go for the HQ-18 (SA-12A "Gladiator").

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They use S.A.M sites and we used I.C.B.M's that do intercept many things lol like the Stryker [ kinda of a secret missle] that was able to be fired and intercept any missle anyone in the world had made in like 1980's during the Cold War

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-airfoil- wrote:

Given the rage I'd go for the HQ-18 (SA-12A "Gladiator").



Rage? You mean range or are you being sarcastic? biggrin



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Both!  evileye

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VampKalashnokov wrote:

They use S.A.M sites and we used I.C.B.M's that do intercept many things lol like the Stryker [ kinda of a secret missle] that was able to be fired and intercept any missle anyone in the world had made in like 1980's during the Cold War



FYI, we both use ICBMs and surface-to-air missile systems. The Stryker being 'kinda secret'? That's funny, because then why are there so many informative articles on it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1134_Anti-Tank_Guided_Missile_Vehicle

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/iav-atgm.htm

http://www.military-today.com/missiles/m1134_stryker.htm

http://www.deagel.com/Wheeled-Armored-Fighting-Vehicles/M1134-Stryker-ATGM_a000514008.aspx



-- Edited by neoNEURO on Wednesday 16th of February 2011 07:33:21 PM

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Oh haha thanks man

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