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Target - Abrams tanks: China tested anti-tank missile at "Taiwan exercises"

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The People's Liberation Army of China conducted military exercises to storm the island territory (conditionally "Taiwan"). During the exercises, anti-tank missiles were also tested in action.


HJ-10 against Taiwanese tanks


The military exercises themselves by Beijing were kept in strict secrecy, and this is no coincidence. PLA units practiced actions during the landing in Bohaiwan Bay. It is hard not to guess that the Chinese military is learning how to act correctly in the event of a war with Taiwan.

The Northern Command's missile brigade also took part in the military "Taiwan exercises". From a platform mounted on a wheeled vehicle, Chinese missilemen launched an anti-tank missile. Apparently, we are talking about a guided missile HJ-10, also known as Red Arrow-10 ("Red Arrow 10").

The missile was developed by the Chinese state defense corporation Norinco specifically to combat the armored vehicles of a potential enemy. Experts call it an analogue of the Israeli AGM-114 Hellfire complex with optical-electronic guidance. Such missiles can hit enemy equipment and fortifications at a distance of several tens of kilometers.

The main target of the missile is the American-made M1A2 Abrams main battle tank. But the point is not only in the confrontation between the two great powers, which is unlikely to reach tank battles.

As you know, Taiwan has been seeking to acquire Abrams tanks from the United States for twenty years, but Washington did not sell them for fear of deteriorating relations with China. But in 2019, amid a trade war between the United States and China, Washington gave the go-ahead for the sale of 108 of these tanks. Currently, the backbone of the tank power of the Taiwanese ground forces is the aging M60 "Patton". For this reason, Taipei is very concerned about the modernization of its tank units, especially against the backdrop of rather explicit hints from China.

Another target is Indian tanks


However, the M1 Abrams are not the only targets for the new Chinese missile. In the south, the PRC has another adversary, far more dangerous than Taiwan. We are talking about India, with which China has almost come to a full-scale war. In the event of hostilities against India, China will have to use a large number of tanks, since the Indian army still pays special attention to tanks and has several thousand combat vehicles, including 2418 T-72M1 and 1025 T-90S.

Indian ground forces deployed T-72 and T-80 in Ladakh, near the Chinese border. Apparently, the HJ-10 missile can be used against them in the event of a new conflict. This is evidenced by at least the fact that China has transferred all-terrain armored vehicles, on which a launcher can be mounted, to the border with India.

However, it is not yet known whether the new Chinese rocket will be able to withstand the extreme winter cold in the Himalayas. However, Beijing, apparently, has great confidence in the platform with the launcher, considering the possibility of using it both in an amphibious operation and in combat in the mountains.

Considering that the Indian ground forces are equipped with Russian-made or locally assembled tanks, but based on Russian technologies, the capabilities of the new Chinese missile cannot be ignored in our country.

The video shows one of the tests of the Chinese anti-tank missile HJ-10:

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  1. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 16 October 2020 15: 23
    13
    Experts call it an analogue of the Israeli AGM-114 Hellfire complex with optical-electronic guidance.
    AGM-114
    not an Israeli device. hi
    1. Hammer
      Hammer 16 October 2020 15: 35
      +7
      Just like India does not have the T-80 in service.
      Most likely he was referring to the Israeli ATGM Spike and T-90S.
      In general, the author - heard the ringing, but did not understand where he was. am
      1. loki565
        loki565 16 October 2020 15: 40
        +3
        India Pakistan what's the difference)))
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 16 October 2020 15: 55
          +5
          Quote: loki565
          India Pakistan what's the difference)))

          Well, how would Pakistan be a partner for China, if not more, and India repeat
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 16 October 2020 16: 15
          +6
          Quote: loki565
          India Pakistan what's the difference)))

          The British gentleman is immediately visible. smile
      2. Lesorub
        Lesorub 16 October 2020 16: 05
        +4
        Quote: Hammer
        Just like India does not have the T-80 in service.
        Most likely he was referring to the Israeli ATGM Spike and T-90S.
        In general, the author - heard the ringing, but did not understand where he was. am

        The article was moderated, so India has all the rules and T80)) (the author was clearly "a little" wrong).
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 16 October 2020 17: 52
      +1
      And who can tell what kind of war (military conflict) and when China won?
      1. Speedy
        Speedy 16 October 2020 18: 37
        +3
        Sino-Chinese 1946-1949. And in Korea they brought them to a draw, which is not unimportant.
      2. RUSS
        RUSS 17 October 2020 08: 29
        0
        Quote: Terenin
        And who can tell what kind of war (military conflict) and when China won?

        We can say that in the end, China still won the military conflict for Damansky, which was eventually transferred to the USSR in 1991.
    3. Professor
      Professor 16 October 2020 19: 09
      +7
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Experts call it an analogue of the Israeli AGM-114 Hellfire complex with optical-electronic guidance.
      AGM-114
      not an Israeli device. hi

      Duc then Well Experts wassat ... By the way, the rocket is a copy of Spike UFO AKA Tamuz.
      1. kapitan92
        kapitan92 16 October 2020 22: 47
        +1
        Quote: Professor
        The rocket is by the way a copy of Spike UFO AKA Tamuz.

        I'm, of course, wildly sorry, but most likely an Israeli Spike, a copy of an American rocket. No?
        Since 1982 AGM-114 Hellfire has been put into service, as far as I know, the Israeli counterpart appeared later. hi
        1. Professor
          Professor 17 October 2020 13: 47
          +1
          Quote: kapitan92
          I'm, of course, wildly sorry, but most likely an Israeli Spike, a copy of an American rocket. No?

          No. The Helfire rocket is a completely different rocket, the Di ia Spike appeared 10 years earlier.

          Quote: kapitan92
          Since 1982 AGM-114 Hellfire has been put into service, as far as I know, the Israeli counterpart appeared later.

          Spike is a 1970s development.
  2. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin 16 October 2020 15: 25
    +2
    > Experts call it an analogue of the Israeli AGM-114 Hellfire complex
    What is it from American to Israeli retrained? Or is it about some Israeli version?
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  3. Andrey Krasnoyarsky
    Andrey Krasnoyarsky 16 October 2020 15: 29
    +3
    Meanwhile, an anti-Chinese historian is gaining momentum in the United States ...
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 16 October 2020 15: 42
    +4
    Experts call it an analogue of the Israeli complex AGM-114 Hellfire

    When was Hellfire Israeli?
    Developer United States of America Rockwell International (ATGM, LMS),
    Northrop Grumman (GOS),
    Thiokol → Alliant Techsystems (solid rocket motor)

    The edition is getting smaller, it starts printing such slapsticks !!
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 October 2020 15: 48
    +1
    Helfire Hellfire is a US rocket! fool
    1. Professor
      Professor 16 October 2020 19: 12
      0
      Quote: Thrifty
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMpUZC0gCg

      Paradise flame. wassat
      Hel-helicopter, L-lunch (launch), Fire-shooting. Learn materiel.
      1. kulinar
        kulinar 17 October 2020 10: 54
        -1
        Quote: Professor
        Quote: Thrifty
        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KEMpUZC0gCg

        Paradise flame. wassat
        Hel-helicopter, L-lunch (launch), Fire-shooting. Learn materiel.

        Hell - hell, Fire - fire, flame, fire
        Before you teach someone, check the correctness of your knowledge.
        By the way, in English-speaking countries the saying "Fuc ... ng Hell" is very popular. This is similar to our "bl .."
        1. Professor
          Professor 17 October 2020 13: 57
          +1
          Quote: kulinar
          Hell - hell, Fire - fire, flame, fire

          Well yes. And grandfather end is dead end and hot dog is hot dog.

          Quote: kulinar
          Before you teach someone, check the correctness of your knowledge.

          I checked it several times and wrote about this rocket on this resource. educational program for you:

          Quote: kulinar
          By the way, in English-speaking countries the saying "Fuc ... ng Hell" is very popular. This is similar to our "bl .."

          "By the way" is written together and Helfire has nothing to do with hell. Learn materiel.

          https://missilethreat.csis.org/missile/agm-114-hellfire/
          The missile was originally designated HELFIRE, or “WHOLEiborne, Laser, FIRE and Forget Missile. " The US Army later adopted the colloquial “Hellfire” as the official name.
          So where is the hell here? laughing
          1. kulinar
            kulinar 17 October 2020 14: 39
            0
            US Army later adopted the colloquial “Hellfire” as the official name.
            So where is the hell here?

            This is where he is!
            An abbreviation is one thing, but a name is another.
            HMMWV and Hammer are different names for the same product. drinks
            1. Professor
              Professor 17 October 2020 15: 21
              +2
              Quote: kulinar
              An abbreviation is one thing, but a name is another.

              Once again for those who are in the tank.
              The missile was originally designated HELFIRE, or “WHOLEiborne, Laser, FIRE and Forget Missile. " The US Army later adopted the colloquial “Hellfire”As the official name.
              1. kulinar
                kulinar 17 October 2020 18: 48
                0
                Decoding the abbreviation is great!
                But the official NAME, adopted by the army, is translated as hellfire.
                And the fact that it was formed from an abbreviation means absolutely nothing.
                1. Professor
                  Professor 17 October 2020 19: 00
                  +2
                  Quote: kulinar
                  But the official NAME, adopted by the army, is translated as hellfire.

                  No. Does not translate. Just like "Dead End" it is "dead end", not "dead end".
                  "Hellfire" or "Hellfire" is Hell Fire. HELLFIRE is the name of the rocket that has nothing to do with the Hell Fire.
                  1. kulinar
                    kulinar 18 October 2020 01: 34
                    0
                    Approx.
                    I agree, so as not to argue in vain.
                    Only "dead end" we say "close".
                    1. Professor
                      Professor 18 October 2020 08: 51
                      0
                      Quote: kulinar
                      Approx.
                      I agree, so as not to argue in vain.
                      Only "dead end" we say "close".

                      https://www.multitran.com/m.exe?s=dead+end&l1=1&l2=2
                      Where are you?
                      1. kulinar
                        kulinar 18 October 2020 11: 14
                        0
                        On the island. laughing
                      2. Professor
                        Professor 18 October 2020 11: 33
                        0
                        Quote: kulinar
                        On the island. laughing

                        Duc you and not on the right side of the road to drive the norm. laughing
                      3. kulinar
                        kulinar 18 October 2020 14: 11
                        0
                        Quote: Professor
                        Quote: kulinar
                        On the island. laughing

                        Duc you and not on the right side of the road to drive the norm. laughing

                        laughing
                        You get used to everything.
                        And everyone has their own concept of the norm ...
                        In 53 countries they travel in English or Old European.
  • donavi49
    donavi49 16 October 2020 15: 58
    +1
    The video shows one of the tests of the Chinese anti-tank missile HJ-10:


    What tests ??? This complex has long been in the troops, riveted and saturated, has an export certificate and is offered at exhibitions. Conventional combat shooting.
    There is even a wheelbase for export.


    However, it is not yet known whether the new Chinese rocket will be able to withstand the extreme winter cold in the Himalayas.


    Light ultra-mobile (including HJ-10 on the FAW platform) connections are massively deployed there. And a bunch of photos are constantly poured out.




    An armored fist is more like a safety net if something serious is brewed.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 18 October 2020 20: 14
      0
      as always, extensively explained and just as chewed ... yes
  • Yves762
    Yves762 16 October 2020 15: 58
    +2
    I understand everything, but on the lids that fall off before the shot, quite heavy, you can go broke ... what
  • Lesorub
    Lesorub 16 October 2020 15: 59
    +4
    HJ-10 against Taiwanese tanks
    China quickly produced its analogue of Spike and put a sufficient number in the troops, I wonder how we are doing with the development of these ATGMs?
    1. poquello
      poquello 16 October 2020 23: 11
      0
      Quote: Lesorub
      How are we doing with the development of ATGM data?

      whatever they do with us - it turns out a cornet,
      cornet "with a slide", cornet "shoot-forget", but considering that cornets are the best in the world, in general, it is normal
    2. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 17 October 2020 00: 43
      +2
      We went our own way as always))

      Hermes is a promising Russian guided missile weapon system developed at the Instrument Design Bureau in Tula, together with NIIFP. Tests of the aircraft version were completed in 2003, for the first time the complex was demonstrated to the general public on February 22, 2009.

      Designed to engage single and group targets (including tanks, engineering and fortifications, surface targets and low-speed aircraft) with single or multiple launch fires at ranges up to 100 km. The aviation version of the complex has a range of up to 15-20 km, but this sharply reduces the losses of aviation from MANPADS and short-range air defense systems of the Osa-M class.

      The complex is adapted for various basing options ("Hermes" - ground-based launchers, "Hermes-A" - an aircraft version, "Hermes-K" - a shipborne version, "Hermes-S" - a stationary version for coastal defense), and is a unified solution high-precision rocket artillery for all combat arms.

      Combined guidance, radio command at the initial section, final homing. It can also work with laser illumination.
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 18 October 2020 20: 20
        0
        Quote: ZEMCH
        It can also work with laser illumination.

        Now it's a little too high to illuminate with a laser, you can get it in full in return ...
  • Mister who
    Mister who 16 October 2020 16: 11
    -1
    Their miracle turns out to be too bulky))
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 16 October 2020 16: 27
      +4
      But the characteristics are also appropriate. We have nothing to compare with. It looks like a "senior" SPIKE.
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 17 October 2020 16: 19
        -1
        If the Chinese have learned to make decent smartphones, then they will learn to make weapons, at the level of the best world samples. It's a matter of time ..
  • Nasdaq
    Nasdaq 16 October 2020 16: 25
    0
    Very similar to spike nlos.
    Helfair old modifications were laser-guided.
    This rocket looks very much like a spike. And probably the functionality is similar, video guidance. The plumage size indicates a low flight speed, which is necessary for manual control and aiming via the video channel, taking into account the video signal delay.
  • Prahlad
    Prahlad 16 October 2020 19: 47
    +1
    And our generals, fed up on kickbacks, in what categories do they think? Swarm of bombers, tank wedges? Obviously, the war of the future is a drone war. And we are in the catfish tail of this race, in the place of Armenia we could have been and no air defense will save us. The air defense is now at a standstill, unable to reflect the swarm of carbon fiber drones. No s-400, s-500 will save us because they are aimed at the war of the past
  • Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 17 October 2020 16: 17
    -1
    You are on the right path, comrades.) So much for the Communist Party, at the head of the state ..