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