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LIMA 2017: China reveals loitering attack weapon

21st March 2017 - 11:26 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Langkawi

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China's new WS-43 loitering attack weapon system is ready for the international market, according to representatives of China Aerospace Long-March International (ALIT), at this year's LIMA 2017 exhibition in Malaysia.

The WS family represents ALIT's tactical ground attack weapon systems, including WS-63 and WS-64 models that were also on display.

The wheeled WS family's legacy began as a multiple-launch rocket system, then evolved as a guided system, before development of the WS-64 as a loitering rocket system with a data link finally came.

The loitering rocket looks more like a glider than a traditional rocket. It is described by ALIT

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Wendell Minnick

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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