Thursday, August 18, 2022

China shows new generation of short-range air-to-air missiles at Airshow China in Zhuhai

The Shanghai Academy of Science and Technology unveiled a new generation of short-range air-to-air missiles at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Hong Kong.

The Shanghai Academy of Science and Technology is developing short-range infrared homing (“heat seeking”)air-to-air missile which has the maximum range of 20 km, that unveiled at Airshow China in Zhuhai.

The PL-10E is an export version of PL-10 WVRAAM. The Pl-10 missile is the latest air-to-air missile of China. The new missiles have diameter is 160mm, wingspan is 296mm and it weighs 105kg.


The advanced PL-10s, equipped onboard the maneuverable J-11s or new Chinese J-20 stealth fighters, could be a highly effective combination.

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