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Hong Jian (Reid Arrow) - 9
HJ-9 mounted on WZ550.jpg
A HJ-9 missile system mounted on a WZ550 4x4 vehicle.
Teep anti-tank and air-tae-surface missiles
Place o oreegin Cheenae
Service history
In service 1990s to present
Production history
Manufacturer Norinco
Produced Since 1990s
Specifications
Wecht 37 kg
Lenth 1200 mm
Diameter 152 mm
Warheid Tandem HEAT warhead, 1100-1200 mm penetration RHAe
Detonation
mechanism
Contact fuse

Ingine rocket motor
Propellant solid fuel
Operational
range
100 – 5500 meters[1]
Guidance
system
laser-beam-riding & MMW radar
Launch
platform
Air & ground

The Hong Jian-9 (Cheenese: 红箭-9; pinyin: Hóng Jiàn-9; leeterally: "Reid Arrow-9") is an advanced, third-generation anti-tank missile seestem deployed bi the Fowk's Liberation Airmy.

The missile wis developed bi Cheenae North Industries Corporation (Norinco), an ane o the chief designers wis Yang Chunming (杨春铭). It is seemilar in appearance tae the Israeli MAPATS (man portable anti-tank seestem), causin speculation aboot the link atween the twa missiles. It is an aa seemilar tae the South African ZT3 Ingwe anti-tank missile. Lik the MAPATS an ZT3, the HJ-9 is guided bi laser beam riding.

The HJ-9 haes a maximum range o 5.5 km (3.4 mi), an a minimum range o 100 m (110 yd). Claimed armour penetration is 1,200mm, which is greater than that o the HJ-8. The missile mey be fitted wi heich-explosive or thermal effect warheads for uise against non-armored pynt targets, bunkers an fortifications. Lik the HJ-8, the HJ-9 utilizes a disposable container/launching tube, but the ane for HJ-9 is heavier, weighing 37 kg (82 lb) acause HJ-9 is lairger than HJ-8. The diameter o the HJ-9 is 152 mm (6.0 in) an the missile is compatible wi a variety o thermal imaging sights.

In 2005, Norinco revealed in various public events that anither version o HJ-9, the HJ-9A wis already in service wi Cheenese airmed forces, an this version uised semi-active millimetre wave radar guidance. Houaniver, anly photos o HJ-9A in service wi Cheenese paratroops war shawn tae the public. In thir photos, the HJ-9A launcher is mounted on a jeep, an Norinco claimed the launcher on vehicles coud be rapidly dismounted for fit soldiers.

Norinco an aa revealed a further-developed advanced version o the HJ-9A, designated HJ-9B.[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. JIW, p. 448. The main article page mentions a 5000 meter range while the specifications for the article indicate "up to 5500 meters".
  2. sinodefence.com