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Hu Cun Zhuang

Last modified: 06 Feb 2012, submitted by: Joker

Country: China    Region: Beijing

Latitude: 39° 47' 11" N     Longitude: 116° 0' 0" E

Area use / Military Branches: HQ-9 msl garrison


Hong Qi-9 (HQ-9) is a long-range, high-altitude, surface-to-air missile system developed and manufactured by China, designed to track and destroy aircraft, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles, and tactical ballistic missiles. It incorporates technology from the Russian S-300P (NATO: SA-10 Grumble), the U.S. Patriot missile, and preexisting Chinese systems. At present, China is outfitting its Type 052C destroyers with a naval variant of the HQ-9.

This unit also comprises a HT-233 flight control radar test facility very near at 3947'30"N 116 99'22"E
HT-233 is the HQ-9 phased array flight control radar which is close to the AN/MPQ-53. The HT-233 is mounted on Tai'an TAS5501 10 x 10 high mobility cross country truck, and operates in C-band at 300MHz. When deployed as a search radar TH-233 is fielded at brigade level, while FCR radars deployed would be SJ-212, H-200 or SJ-231. HT-233 is credited with a detection range of 120 km scanning 360 degrees in azimuth and 0-65 degrees in elevation. It is able to track 100 targets and designate 50 for engagements.

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