Bangladesh Army Test Fires FM-90 Surface-To-Air Missile

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  • 04:11 PM, January 4, 2017
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Bangladesh Army Test Fires FM-90 Surface-To-Air Missile
HongQi 7 (FM-90)Surface-to-Air Missile System

Bangladesh Army has test fired China developed FM-90 surface-to-air missile on Tuesday Morning.

The missile that is known with its HQ-7 designation has a range of 15km radius, and 25km radar. Moreover it is capable of shooting down hostile aircrafts and cruise missiles. The missile is highly sophisticated and its performance is unaffected by adverse weather and light conditions.

The missiles have a Mach 2.3 speed (750m/s). Each FM-90 unit consists of a search unit, 3 firing units, and a maintenance unit.

The missile has greatly augmented our country’s air defence system. The missile has been part of the arsenal of Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Navy for some time now, Dhaka Tribute reported Tuesday.

The missile is popular as a short-range anti-air weapon for its practical usage against anti-radar weapons and aircraft. It comes with anti-jamming capabilities (both active and passive).

The test launch was conducted by the Adhoc Air Defence Artillery Regiment. Army Chief of Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and other senior military staff supervised the launch.

The missile was approved for the army’s Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system back in February 2016.

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