Pakistan deploys state of the art Chinese Missile Defence System for Air Defence near Indian borders: Sources

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Pakistan deploys state of the art Chinese Missile Defence System for Air Defence near Indian borders: Sources

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has deployed Chinese made ground-to-air (SAM) missiles for air defence of military bases. As per latest intelligence reports, Pakistan has decided to deploy Chinese made LY-80 ,a medium range surface to air missile.

LY-80 missiles from China, also called HQ-16, were included in the Pak Army in 2017.The Chinese made mobile air defence system LY-80 missiles can be easily moved from one place to another according to need and can hit any moving target upto 40 kilometres.

Pakistan is strengthening the security of its military establishments. According to an officer in central security establishment, deployment of LY-80 missiles is part of that increased vigil.

According to the report, the Pakistani army has 5 systems of IBIS-150 radars and LY-80 missiles. LY-80 is a Chinese mobile air defence system, which is capable of tracking and destroyinga variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude.

The HQ-16 is produced by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CPMIEC).

The LY-80 missiles system, which comprises of IBIS-150 radar, is a 3D target search radar .They can track any target that comes from 150 kilometers away. It also has six-cell vertical missile-launchers.

Each L-band tracking radar has a range of 85 km, and can detect up to six targets, of which it can track four. An HQ-16 battery comprises of a tracking radar and four missile launchers.

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