SOURCE: ABHAY KESARKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
After been Snubbed by Russia on its effort to procure long-range air defense systems like S-300 and S-400 Air defense missile system, Pakistan is now reportedly setting its focus on procuring FD-2000 long-range air defence requirements from its old friend China and has expressed its desires to procure three to four FD-2000 long-range SAM systems to counter India’s Purchase of S-400 Systems from Russia.
HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems which Pakistan previously procured from China has a range of only 42km but with induction of FD-2000, Pakistani forces will have the ability to track and target aerial threats up to 125km.
FD-2000 reportedly also has the ability to intercept cruise missile, air-to-ground missile and stand-off precision-guided bomb. FD-2000 which is a reversed engineered, knock-off of old Russian S-300 system is still nowhere close to the range and performance of S-300 let alone of more modern S-400 system but it does represent a major step for the Pakistani military to engage target over 100km.
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