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Norinco offers 8x8 SPAAG

8th July 2016 - 09:10 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) is promoting a new 35mm self-propelled antiaircraft gun (SPAAG) on the international market. The vehicle was shown in model form at Eurosatory 2016.

Labelled SWS2, the armoured air defence vehicle is based on the well-known VN1 8x8 chassis with a front-mounted engine and a new compact turret. The SWS2 features a single-barrel 35mm revolver cannon and four TY-90-based surface-to-air missiles (SAM). 

These missiles are also used on the Yi-Tian, an air defence system based on the WMZ551 6x6 chassis, and which Norinco first offered for export in 2005. The TY-90 missile has a maximum

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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