Sunday, December 9, 2012

FK-1000 and ZBL-09 30 mm SPAAG Air Defense Systems at Zhuhai Airshow 2012

At the 2012 Zhuhai Airshow, two previously unknown Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) Air Defense Systems were revealed to the public.

The FK-1000 appeared only in model form and strongly resembles Russia's Pantsir SPAAG. The system can be used in all-weather conditions and at mid-to-short range and mid-to-low altitude. Guns and missiles are combined to defend against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and air-to-ground missiles.

The second system mounts a turret with 2 x 2 FN-6 short-range missiles and a six barrel 30mm gatling gun on a Type 09 / ZBL-09 chassis.

Both systems perform a role in an already heavily crowded field. Neither system has entered service with the Chinese armed forces, which already features the already in operational service LD-2000 and PGZ07 SPAAG.






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