Compact Missile system by China

Compact Missile system by China 3 November, 2016

A new lightweight and man-portable precision missile system, Xiu Jian (Hidden Blade) (MANPADS), has been unveiled at the Zhuhai Airshow 2016, held in Guangdong, China between 1-6 November. Developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), Hidden Blade has been designed to enable troops to engage low flying aircraft and unarmored land vehicles. The launcher of the missile is a plastic polymer tube with a photoelectric sensor which provides the missile guidance. Lightweight Hidden Blade can engage aerial targets up to 2 km away, if the target is clear view of the seeker’s detection zone.

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