Thursday, November 12, 2020

Armed Forces of Bangladesh tests FM-90 air defence system

Bangladesh Armed Forces has conducted its first live-fire exercise for its new FM-90 air defence system (export variant of Chinese HQ-7A) on Tuesday morning at Inani Beach in Cox’s Bazar.

That was reported by dhakatribune.com.

The FM-90 missile has a range of 15km radius, and 25km radar and is capable of shooting down hostile aircrafts and cruise missiles. The missile is highly sophisticated and its performance is unaffected by adverse weather and light conditions.

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Bangladesh Army stated the missile has greatly augmented our country’s air defence system. The missile has been part of the arsenal of Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Navy for some time now.

Test fire of an FM-90 missile

The test launch was conducted by the Adhoc Air Defence Artillery Regiment. Army Chief of Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and other senior military staff supervised the launch.

The missile was approved for the army’s Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system back in February 2016.

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