Surface-to-Air Missiles

The PLA is equipped with a mixture of indigenous, Russian, and Western air defence missile systems for both regional and field air defence roles.

Regional Air Defence Systems

Designation        Type                     Origin           Introduction
HQ-2               Land-based SAM           China            1960s
HQ-9               Land-based SAM           China            2000s
HHQ-9              Ship-based SAM           China            2000s
HQ-12              Land-based SAM           China            2000s
S-300PMU           Land-based SAM           Russia           1990s
S-300F Rif         Ship-based SAM           Russia           2000s
S-400              Land-based SAM           Russia           (ordered)
HQ-19              Land-based TMD           China            (in testing)

Field Air Defence Systems

Designation        Type                     Origin           Introduction
HQ-61A             Land-based SAM           China            1980s
HQ-61B             Ship-based SAM           China            1980s
HQ-6               Land-based SAM           China            2000s
HQ-7/A             Land-based SAM           China            1980s
HHQ-7              Ship-based SAM           China            1980s
HHQ-10             Ship-based SAM           China            2010s
HQ-16A/B           Land-based SAM           China-Russia     2010s
Shtil-I            Ship-based SAM           Russia           2000s
Tor M1             Land-based SAM           Russia           1990s

Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS)

Designation        Type                     Origin           Introduction
HY-5               MANPADS                  China            1980s
QW-1               MANPADS                  China            1990s
QW-2               MANPADS                  China            1990s
HY-6               MANPADS                  China            2000s

Last updated: 1 January 2017

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