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China released images of AFT-10 anti-tank missile system during the live-fire training

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The Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China has released the new images of the newest AFT-10 anti-tank missile system with the HJ-10 missile during the live-fire training.

The AFT-10 anti-tank missile vehicles attached to a brigade with the PLA Army’s 76th Combined Corps fire missiles down range during the live-fire training on September 20, 2017.

The AFT-10 is a most advanced anti-tank missile system, mounted on the chassis of the ZBD-04A, used by the People’s Liberation Army. The vehicle carries a total of eight guided missiles HJ-10 in two blocks of four missiles. The AFT-10 is conceptually designed in the same class as Spike NLOS.

The AFT-10 has a length of 1,850 mm; width of 165 mm; weight, including launch system, of 150 kg; and a warhead weighing 43 kg. Its solid-rocket booster and micro turbojet engine confer a range of 10 km, a cruise speed of 150 m/s, and an attack speed of 230 m/s.

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