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ADECS 2019: Chinese SAMs pose a significant threat

31st January 2019 - 14:12 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


Despite fielding a plethora of air defence systems, China resorted to buying the S-400 Triumf system from Russia, and late last year it was reported that it intercepted a ballistic missile target at a 135nm range.

At the ADECS 2019 conference in Singapore, Dr Thomas Withington, an EW analyst, discussed the need for suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) capabilities to counter such advanced air defence systems from nations such as China. While North Korea may field more dated surface-to-air missiles (SAM), it too poses a credible threat to hostile aircraft.

Withington described China’s order of four S-400 battalions …

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