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Airshow China: CASIC showcases air defence weapons

15th November 2012 - 09:50 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Zhuhai


The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) used Airshow China to trumpet its air defence credentials, displaying a range of systems, including the FD-2000 missile for the first time.

According to information released during the airshow, the FD-2000 long-range anti-aircraft missile system can be employed for both air and missile defence and as a ‘primary weapon of the national air defence’ it can intercept various aircraft, precision guidance weapons and ballistic missiles.

‘With two-level command and control capability, it can command other air defence weapons to form a layered air defence system,’ the company claimed.

CASIC also claims the

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