China's FD-2000, Russian S-400 Competitor From China With Anti-Stealth Capabilities

China's FD-2000, Russian S-400 Competitor From China With Anti-Stealth Capabilities
Long-range missile defense system FD-2000 (export version of HQ-9). Photo: Times of Islamabad

International Military - The Russian S-400 is indeed the leading air defense system today. It was so prominent that it made several countries attracted by the S-400. Like India, China, and Turkey alone have proven to buy the S-400.

But unfortunately with the famous S-400 prestige there are several heavyweight competitors. One of the S-400 heavyweight competitors from the western bloc is the Patriot and SAMP/T missiles. Meanwhile, the S-400 heavyweight competitor from a close ally of China does exist.

Plus, if there is information that the Russian S-400 competitor has anti-stealth capabilities. "FD-2000 which is an export version with anti-stealth capabilities," explained

With this explanation, the FD-2000's defense system has anti-stealth capabilities. Anti-stealth in question is if the FD-2000 is able to detect and shoot stealth targets. This makes it possible that the FD-2000 is capable of anticipating 5th generation fighter jets or objects with small RCS.

It was also clarified that the FD-2000 was an export-only air defense system based on China's HQ-9. With the export label FD-2000, the opportunity to be bought by Indonesia is very wide open. But until now there is no further information about Indonesia buying the FD-2000 from China.

If Indonesia bought the FD-2000, Jakarta would be the first user in ASEAN. Given that the FD-2000 itself has a shape and 1 battery, it is similar to the Russian S-300 or S-400. In addition, the FD-2000 turns out to be a long-range air defense system and has state-of-the-art specifications.

Quoted from, in one truck the TEL FD-2000 has 4 missile launchers. This means that the FD-2000 concept is almost like the S-300. But for the FD-2000 itself has a firing range that is not so far away when compared to the S-400.

It was clarified that the maximum range of the FD-2000 missile could reach 125 km. And the shortest range of the FD-2000 missile can be up to a distance of 7 km. Although the FD-2000's range is short, the FD-2000's high flying power can reach 27 km. For this reason, the FD-2000 can overcome several types of threats from the air. Starting from helicopters, drones, fighter jets, ballistic or cruise missiles, to rockets the FD-2000 can handle.

It is known that the FD-2000 missile has a large warhead. The warhead on the FD-2000 missile can weigh up to 180 kg and is sufficient to destroy targets. Plus, if the FD-2000 missile's speed is classified it can reach Mach 4.2. This means that the FD-2000 missile can reach supersonic speeds.

Then for the tracking system the FD-2000 carries a semi-active radar tracker. Which means the FD-2000 system is able to actively detect targets simultaneously. What's more, the FD-2000 can also fire simultaneously with a short time difference.

It should also be realized that the FD-2000 has various types of radar in one battery component. Described in 1 battery FD-2000 consists of 1 command and coordination vehicle. Then there are also 6 command and control vehicles that support the FD-2000. Meanwhile, in 6 radars, the target pointer becomes the FD-2000's air sights so that it is right on target.

Furthermore, the FD-2000 has 6 radar guidance vehicles that can be moved quickly. With this the FD-2000 48 missile launch vehicles in 1 battery. As a result, the FD-2000 has 192 ready-to-fire missiles in the size of 1 battery in its deployment.

As a support, there is 1 set of FD-2000 positioning and orientation vehicles. And FD-2000 has 1 set of communication vehicle and 1 set of supporting power supply vehicle. With that, the FD-2000 has 1 set of advanced class support equipment.

From the supporters of this sophisticated class, the FD-2000 has quite extraordinary quality. In addition, in its history the FD-2000 was unveiled for the first time to the public at the 8th Zhuhai Airshow. The FD-2000 was inaugurated in 2012.

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