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CPMIEC FM-2000 Short Range Air Defense System at Air Show China 2018.

| 2018

China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) unveiled another locally-made version of Russia's Tor short-range air defense system called "FM-2000" and similar to the Tor-M2K system.

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China ordered 14 TOR-M1 systems in 1996, which it received in 1997-1998, and completed an additional order of 13 systems in 1999-2000. Later the country presented the HQ-17 copy.  Key differences include an indigenous all terrain tracked launcher, a new Identify Friend Foe (IFF) antenna on top the search radar, and electronically scanned radars for better performance against enemy jamming.The FM-2000 appears to be its wheeled version. 

The FM-2000 is very similar to the Russia-made Tor-M2K. This wheeled variant is based on the 9А331МК chassis developed by the Belarusian company «MZKT» mounting two 9M334 missile modules, each with four 9М9331 missiles.

The FM-2000 short-range air defense weapon system is mainly used to provide air defense support for mechanized troops and key military sites.

It is designed to intercept various fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, air-to-ground missiles, and cruise missils in an operational range of 1.5 to 15 km and altitudes from 10 to 10,000 m. 

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The FM-2000 air defense missile
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