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Airshow China 2018: China unveils FM-2000 SHORAD system

09 November 2018

The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) unveiled at the 6–11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai a new mobile short-range air-defence (SHORAD) system called the FM-2000.

CASIC unveiled at Airshow China 2018 a new mobile SHORAD system called the FM-2000. (Dmitry Fediushko)CASIC unveiled at Airshow China 2018 a new mobile SHORAD system called the FM-2000. (Dmitry Fediushko)

The system is designed to provide protection for armoured units and critically important facilities against aerial attacks, including those involving high-precision weapons. “The system can engage fixed-wing aircraft, combat rotary-wing platforms, air-to-surface munitions, and cruise missiles,” a company source told Jane’s .

The FM-2000, which features counter-jamming capabilities, can engage several targets simultaneously, said the official without providing further details about the system’s performance. The surface-to-air missile (SAM) used by the system has also been designated the FM-2000.

According to CASIC, the FM-2000 has a maximum range of 15 km and can engage an aerial target at altitudes between 10 m and 10 km.

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