Serbia Orders Chinese Air Defense System

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  • 10:56 AM, August 4, 2020
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Serbia Orders Chinese Air Defense System
A soldier loads HQ-22 surface-to-air missiles onto a missile launching truck (image: China MoD)

Serbia has placed an order for mid-range FK-3 air defense system, an export variant of H-22, from China.

State-run Yugoimport SDPR JP said in its annual financial report that Serbia ordered FK-3 surface-to-air missile weapon system with a range of 100 km and altitude from 50 to 27,000m. Belgrade is said to have bought three batteries of the system, local media reported.

The missile defense system is equipped with a semi-active GPS, the complex is based on the HQ-12 air defense system, but, unlike the basic model, it is equipped with “wingless” missiles. In its range, the HQ-22 is in the class of U.S.-built Patriot-III systems, reports stated.

Yugoimport  revealed that it had concluded 163 import deals with 31 countries for $ 620.3 million in 2019. "The largest part of the import operations relates to the modernization of MiG-29 aircraft, the possession of drones, and the FK-3 air defense system."

Last month, China delivered around six "Rainbow" CH-92A attack drones to Serbia. The wingspan of CH-92A is less than 10 meters. The flight range is 150km. The drone can fly at a height of 5km at a speed of up to 200 kmph.

Serbia Orders Chinese Air Defense System
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