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Another modernization of the Shtil air defense system: A new batch of HQ-16B complexes has replenished the 85th Chinese air defense brigade in Tibet

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There is information about an increase in the combat capabilities of China's air defense in its eastern regions. In particular, it is reported about the deployment of HQ-16B anti-aircraft missile systems in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the PRC. This is a more modern modification of the HQ-16 air defense system ("Red Banner") - a complex that was originally created as part of the Chinese-Russian project for the modernization of the 9K37M1-2 "Calm" air defense system. Its naval version was installed on the Type 054A frigates of the Chinese Navy.


While the first land variant, the HQ-16A, had a range of about 60 km, the range of the HQ-16B was allegedly increased by about a quarter.

Air defense complexes HQ-16B, which are the next modernization of the Shtil air defense system, are being equipped with the 85th brigade of the Chinese air defense forces, whose headquarters is stationed in the city of Lhasa. It is the administrative center of Tibet.

The images from the Tibet Autonomous Region show the launchers of the complex, charging vehicles and mobile radar detection stations. This is another replenishment of the brigade with countermeasures aviation and cruise missiles.



It is argued that the probability of hitting a fighter with one HQ-16B air defense missile system has now been brought to 88%. The original version indicated 85%. For intercepting a cruise missile, the initial data remained unchanged - no more than 60% when using one SAM.

Base of the 85th PLA Air Defense Brigade:


Earlier in Tibet, the PLA reportedly conducted air defense maneuvers using the above-mentioned anti-aircraft missile systems.
Photos used:
China TV, Google Earth
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2021 12: 02
    +8
    HQ-16A - had a range of about 60 km, the range of the HQ-16B was allegedly increased by about a quarter.
    Write in Russian: range 75 km.
    complex, which was originally created within the framework of the Sino-Russian project of modernization of the 9K37M1-2 air defense system "Calm"
    And then I look, all familiar faces ...
    1. janin
      janin 4 January 2021 20: 27
      +6
      the Americans announced that they would buy radars from all states that have S-400 air defense systems. However, only China can become an alternative to Turkey, relations with which the United States has not developed very well in recent years. Therefore, you will have to contact only Ankara. Experts argue that the United States needs radars not so much to create air defense systems as to improve its combat aircraft built using stealth technology. The Pentagon wants to figure out how to bypass the S-400 radar, which manages to detect stealth fighters. But if Ankara agrees to sell the radars, then the United States will have to lift sanctions against it, as well as return Turkey to NATO's F-35 program.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 4 January 2021 12: 05
    0
    Naturally, EVERYONE, except for minke whales, builds their defense by saturating it with air defense means! Who can build a missile defense system ...
    Why is that???
    1. Andre___86
      Andre___86 5 January 2021 12: 15
      +1
      Because the doctrines are different. the Americans are building their air defenses on the premise that they will gain air superiority. Plus, it is planned to shoot down not over US territory, but over Europe, the Middle East, etc.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 January 2021 15: 20
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        Quote: Andre___86
        Because the doctrines are different. the Americans are building their air defenses on the premise that they will gain air superiority.

        To conquer superiority without attacking FIRST, SUDDENLY .... IMPOSSIBLE, with no serious opponent. You can not take any small hair into account, they are all weaker than minke whales in fact.
        Quote: Andre___86
        Because the doctrines are different.

        Everything is correct. Only ATTACK, no restraining factors .... about morality and some kind of international laws, norms, you can not stutter at all.
  3. Dodikson
    Dodikson 4 January 2021 12: 05
    +3
    there at HQ-16A max. the range was like 40 km, it’s only Chinese Beech.
    1. loki565
      loki565 4 January 2021 12: 45
      +1
      Looks like a modernized Buk m3
  4. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 4 January 2021 12: 07
    +3
    We are waiting for The Military Balance 2021. There will be more about the potential and technology of the armies of the world. In the meantime, translated by The Military Balance 2020 http://samlib.ru/t/temezhnikow_e_a/mb2020.shtml
  5. DEVIL LIFE`S
    DEVIL LIFE`S 4 January 2021 12: 49
    0
    Is Chinese air defense all Soviet legacy with Chinese electronics?
  6. Tests
    Tests 4 January 2021 12: 53
    +2
    The great and terrible Google and Chinese television are now part of REN TV, the poles have changed, the sun is now rising in the west? Heilongjiang has been the easternmost province of the PRC for the past 50 years. And west of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the PRC, only the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the PRC ... Or was a new air defense unit with modernized missiles transferred to Tibet from the east of the PRC?
  7. Charik
    Charik 4 January 2021 15: 05
    -1
    Probably Vimana-Nimble are going to shoot down
  8. Charik
    Charik 5 January 2021 07: 48
    -2
    And there it is, that week some kind of hat flopped down in China, like next to a nuclear test site, so they started to drop