IDEX 2019: NORINCO displayed Red Arrow 10 antitank guided missiles on VN1 8x8 APC

As the Chinese manufacturer already did at IQDEX 2018 in Baghdad, NORINCO displayed its Red Arrow 10 antitank guided missiles (ATGM), also referred to as HJ-10, in their canisters on a VN1 8x8 APC. Unlike the HJ-10A ATGM system unveiled by the Chinese manufacturer during the Zhuhai Air Show in 2016, the HJ-10A ATGM system exhibited uses the export version on a VN-1 8x8 chassis (export version of Chinese ZBL-09).

IDEX 2019 NORINCO displayed Red Arrow 10 antitank guided missiles on VN1 8x8 APC
Red Arrow 10 (HJ-10) anti-tank guided missile system on a VN-1 APC (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The ten canisters mounting can be traversed through 360°. In the middle of that mounting is the retractable mast-mounted sensor system made of a classic optronic device with TV and IR sensors for all-weather target detection, plus the laser guiding system.

The HJ-10 is a series of anti-tank and anti-helicopter missiles, indigenously developed by NORINCO for the Chinese army. The primary version of HJ-10 utilizes fiber-optic wire-guided technology similar to the European Polyphem, while the lighter version equips laser-homing and millimeter wave radar seeker as the primary weapon of the attack helicopters. HJ-10 can work both as land based anti-tank weapon as well as a Chinese equivalent of the AGM-14 Hellfire. The missile weighs 43kg (105kg for the complete system). Its range spans from 3km (1.9 mile) to 10 km (6.2 miles).


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