Airshow China 2018: China Unveils FM-2000 SHORAD System

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. The system is designed to provide protection for armoured units and critically important facilities against aerial attacks, including...

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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