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China exports first HJ-12 ATGMs

30th March 2020 - 23:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Norinco announced on its official WeChat account on 25 March that it had begun its first export deliveries of the man-portable HJ-12E ATGM to an undisclosed customer.

The HJ-12E is an export version of the regular Red Arrow 12 (HJ-12) missile system. This is a third-generation ATGM that weighs 22kg all up, and it is China’s lower-cost equivalent of the American Javelin or the Israeli Spike.

A Chinese media report noted: ‘Despite the COVID-19 outbreak that had brought difficulties in personnel exchanges since the Spring Festival holidays in late January and early February, state-owned China North Industries Group Corporation

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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