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Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border

Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border 0

Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border

LY-80 complex in Pakistan’s military parade in 2017. Photo: Twitter.

`Five units of LY-80 medium-range air defense missiles and IBIS-150 air surveillance radar made by China have been placed by Pakistan near the Line of Control in the Kashmir region. Many unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Republic of

Observers believe that Islamabad is looking for ways to counter New Delhi’s air raids in the future, after Indian Su-30MKI fighters demonstrated the ability to defeat the most modern aircraft in Pakistani service.

The LY-80 is an export version of the HQ-16 air defense system developed by China since 2005, based on the Russian Buk-M2 complex.

Although developed from the Buk-M2 platform, the LY-80 system applies many new technologies and has superior power compared to the Russian-made prototype.

Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border

Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border

The LY-80 complex opened fire during a 2018 exercise. Video: Twitter.

Each LY-80 complex is divided into three battlefields with 12 launch vehicles and up to 72 combat-ready missiles.

The IBIS-150 passive electronically scanned array (PESA) radar can detect targets from a distance of 140 km and an altitude of 20 km, and at the same time emit an enemy identification signal (IFF), assessing the level of danger.

LY-80 systems were previously deployed by Pakistan to protect important military bases and part of the capital Islamabad.

Pakistan deploys Chinese air defense missiles near the Indian border

Area controlled by the parties in Kashmir.

India-Pakistan relations have become tense since the end of February, when the Indian air force bombed a terrorist organization’s training camp in the Pakistan-controlled area of Kashmir.

An Indian fighter was shot down in battle, the pilot was taken prisoner.

Vu Anh

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