China Exhibits New Air Defense System On Prime Time Television

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  • 02:04 PM, September 11, 2014
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China unveiled its advanced air defense system, the HongQi-10 (Reg Flag 10) surface-to-air missile, during a prime-time news bulletin Wednesday.

The missile was shown being fired from ships and land-based mobile launchers, and exploding in the sky on impact with its target.

"It is expected to protect warships against rockets over a limited area and can be used alongside “area defense system”, Global Times newspaper said Thursday.

The Hongqi-10, whose export version is known as FL-3000N, has been installed on some of China's most advanced warships including the 1,300-tonne Type 056 frigates and 7,000-tonne Type 052D destroyers, according to Chinese media.

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