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Chinese HQ-7B air defense missile systems in realistic training

An air defense brigade with the PLA 13th Group Army conducted an air defense confrontation drill at an artillery range on August 8, aiming to hone troops’ field air defense capabilities.

Soldiers assigned to the PLA 13th Group Army use a type of vehicle-mounted radar to detect aerial targets and  fire HQ-7B short-range air defense missile systems at simulated aerial targets during a realistic training exercise on the plateau of northwest China’s Qinghai Province on August 8, 2016.

The HQ-7B is the latest version, based on an indigenous 6×6 armored chassis. It was first revealed somewhere in 2009. This air defense system is widely used by the Chinese armed forces. It is also being proposed for export customers as the FM-90. This air defense system has been exported to Pakistan.

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Photo by 81.cn/Zhong Deqiang
Photo by 81.cn/Zhong Deqiang

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