New Chinese Shorad Emerges

By Robert Wall wall@aviationweek.com

China is putting several new short-range air defense systems into the export market including an upgraded shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile system.

The new infrared-guided MANPADS, called the QW-19, can attack a target at altitudes of 10-4,000 meters and with a slant-range of 500-6,000 meters, according to the China National Precision Machinery Import & Export Corp. (CPMIEC). The maximum engagement slant range is ...

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