DK-9

Notes: Similar in concept to the US Chaparral, the DK-9 is a ground or vehicle-mounted variant of the PL-9 air-to-air missile. The trailer-mounted version is mounted on a variant of the carriage for the Type 74 37mm AAA gun. The mount has launchers for four missiles and an IR sensor. It can be coupled with search radar or IR devices.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

DK-9

(Towed Launcher) 1740 kg, (Missile) 115 kg

Average

IR

All-Aspect

(Launcher) $101750, (Missile) $7500

Weapon

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

DK-9

2905

500

15000

C51 B70

17C

HE

HN-5

Notes: This Chinese MANPADS missile has been widely distributed throughout the world, showing up in places such as North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Vietnam, Nicaragua, and many other countries. It is shoulder fired and has limited capability, but is cheap and readily available.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

HN-5

(Sight Unit) 4.5 kg, (Missile Unit) 11.5 kg

Difficult

IR

Rear Aspect

(Sight Unit) $3477, (Missile) $10469

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

HN-5

1

1300

400

4400

C6 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

HQ-2

Notes: The HQ-2 is an upgrade of the HQ-1 SAM system (a Chinese copy of the SA-2). As US ECM and ECCM capability grew, the Chinese realized the need for an almost complete redesign of the HQ-1. The first version, the HQ-2A, entered service in 1966, and shot down its first enemy aircraft, an American U-2, in September of 1967. Other users include Iran, North Korea, Albania, and Pakistan. There have been a number of variants to cope with improving US technology. The HQ-2 has a secondary surface-to-surface attack capability, including land targets and ships, but it is very inaccurate when used in such a manner. (There is a tactical ballistic missile variant, the CSS-8, that is not so inaccurate in the surface-to-surface role, but the CSS-8 has no antiaircraft capability.)

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

HQ-2 Launcher

(Trailer Launcher) 9116 kg

NA

NA

NA

$164117

HQ-2A Missile

2332 kg

Formidable

Radar

All Aspect

$33376

HQ-2B Missile

2332 kg

Difficult

Radar

All Aspect

$33376

HQ-2F Missile

2332 kg

Difficult

Radar

All Aspect

$34192

HQ-2J Missile

2326 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$34168

HQ-2P Missile

2326 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$34128

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

HQ-2A

200

6250

7000

35000

C235 B218

68C

FRAG-HE

HQ-2B

200

6250

7000

35000

C235 B218

68C

FRAG-HE

HQ-2F

200

6250

7000

35000

C281 B244

68C

FRAG-HE

HQ-2J

213

6000

7000

34000

C281 B244

68C

FRAG-HE

HQ-2P

213

6000

7000

34000

C329 B262

68C

FRAG-HE

HQ-7

Notes: This missile system is the result of a technology transfer between France and China. The HQ-7 system is thus very similar in appearance and technical characteristics to the Crotale. The complete HQ-7 consists of one or more quadruple missile launchers, several maintenance vehicles, a control vehicle, a mobile generator, and a radar vehicle. (The launcher statistics below are for the launcher trailer itself.) The HQ-7 may detect and track its target by one of three methods: radar detection/IR launch/radar intercept; TV detection/IR launch/radar intercept; or manual/optical detection/launch/intercept. The system can track up to 30 targets and attack two of them at once. As far as is known, the HQ-7 is used only by the PLA, though there are persistent rumors of imminent sales to Pakistan.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

HQ-7 Launcher

(Trailer Launcher) 1152 kg

NA

NA

NA

$162235

FM-80 Missile

84.5 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

$24324

FM-90 Missile

84.5 kg

Easy

Radar

All Aspect

$24372

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

FM-80

20

3750

500

12000

C34 B80

16C

FRAG-HE

FM-90

20

3750

700

15000

C34 B80

16C

FRAG-HE

QW-1

Notes: This is the successor to the HN-5 in Chinese service, and has also been sold to countries such as Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and Yugoslavia, among others. It has a higher speed, better seeker, and better target aspect capabilities.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

QW-1

(Sight Unit) 5 kg, (Missile Unit) 11.5 kg

Average

IR

Side Aspect

(Sight Unit) $3478, (Missile) $12488

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

QW-1

1

3000

300

5000

C7 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

QW-2

Notes: QW-2 is an advanced Chinese MANPADS missile, comparable to the Scorpion or Grappler. It uses advanced target acquisition and tracking features, and a combination guidance system to resist countermeasures.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The QW-2 was usually issued only to special operations troops due to its short supply, and the only export customers known were Pakistan and Iran, where it was in even shorter supply.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

QW-2

(Sight Unit) 6.68 kg, (Missile Unit) 11.5 kg

Easy

IR/Radar

All Aspect

(Sight Unit) $34048, (Missile) $16648

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

QW-2

3

3000

200

5000

C8 B38

4C

FRAG-HE