Warzone Online magazine termed the presence in Europe of China’s Y-20 cargo planes as a new development. The Serbian Defense Ministry did not respond to a query in this regard. Relations between China and Serbia go back a long way. China has helped Serbia since the time of the civil war, while relations with the US are strained.
How dangerous is China’s HQ-22?
China’s HQ-9 is a medium and long range surface to air missile defense system. The HQ-22 is an upgrade of China’s old HQ-2 missile. HQ-22 is manufactured by Jiangnan Space Industry of China. This company also known as Base 061 is a part of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited. China first publicly demonstrated this missile system as an improved version of the FK-3 at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow.
The AQ-22 has a range of 170 kms.
The HQ-22 missile system has a range of 170 km. The weight of this missile is 300 kg and the length is seven meters. One of its missiles can attack with a warhead of up to 180 kg. Solid fuel rocket motor is used in HQ-22. Semi-active radar homing and radio command guidelines are used to show the direction of this missile.