Uzbekistan holds first live-fire tests of Chinese made FD-2000 SAM system

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Uzbekistan’s army has held the first live-fire tests of its Chinese-made FD-2000 (or HQ-9, said to be a non-licensed variant of the Russian S-300 air defence system), the Ministry of Defence reported on November 8.


"In accordance with the combat training plan, an air defence unit of Uzbekistan’s Air Defence and Air Force Troops have successfully conducted an exercise with live-fire launches of surface-to-air missiles [SAMs]," said the MoD, adding that the exercise had been conducted at the Kulkuduk range in Navoiy Region. According to a footage officially released by the Uzbek military, the FD-2000 air defense system was supported by the Pechora-2M medium-range SAM systems. The air defense assets were protected by BTR-80armored personnel carriers and infantry. The targets were simulated by unmanned aerial vehicles, the MoD added. Uzbekistan unveiled its FD-2000 air defence system in late 2018.

The HQ-9 (simplified Hóng Qí-9, literally 'Red Banner-9') is a medium- to long-range, active radar homing surface-to-air missile. Similar in capability to the Russian S-300 and American Patriot systems, the HQ-9 uses an HT-233 PESA radar system. The HQ-9 system has an anti-radiation variant, known as the FT-2000 for export. The export designation for air defense version is FD-2000 (with FD stands for Fang Dun, meaning defensive shield), and its developer China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) first made it public at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition held at Cape Town in March 2009.

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Uzbekistan holds first live-fire tests of Chinese made FD-2000 SAM system

2019/11/1573246261.jpg
Read: 970     12:58     09 November 2019    

Uzbekistan’s army has held the first live-fire tests of its Chinese-made FD-2000 (or HQ-9, said to be a non-licensed variant of the Russian S-300 air defence system), the Ministry of Defence reported on November 8.


"In accordance with the combat training plan, an air defence unit of Uzbekistan’s Air Defence and Air Force Troops have successfully conducted an exercise with live-fire launches of surface-to-air missiles [SAMs]," said the MoD, adding that the exercise had been conducted at the Kulkuduk range in Navoiy Region. According to a footage officially released by the Uzbek military, the FD-2000 air defense system was supported by the Pechora-2M medium-range SAM systems. The air defense assets were protected by BTR-80armored personnel carriers and infantry. The targets were simulated by unmanned aerial vehicles, the MoD added. Uzbekistan unveiled its FD-2000 air defence system in late 2018.

The HQ-9 (simplified Hóng Qí-9, literally 'Red Banner-9') is a medium- to long-range, active radar homing surface-to-air missile. Similar in capability to the Russian S-300 and American Patriot systems, the HQ-9 uses an HT-233 PESA radar system. The HQ-9 system has an anti-radiation variant, known as the FT-2000 for export. The export designation for air defense version is FD-2000 (with FD stands for Fang Dun, meaning defensive shield), and its developer China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) first made it public at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition held at Cape Town in March 2009.

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