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Pakistan Army Air Defence commissions chinese HQ-9/P air defense missile system


On October 14, HQ-9/P HIMADS (High to Medium Air Defence System) were commissioned into Pakistan Army Air Defence.

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Pakistan Army Air Defense commissions chinese HQ 9P air defense missile system HQ-9/P HIMADS (Picture source: Inter Services Public Relations Directorate of Pakistan Armed Forces)


General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Army Air Defence Centre Karachi on October 14. On arrival COAS laid floral wreath at Shahuada monument.

Later, COAS witnessed commissioning of state of the art Chinese origin HQ-9/P HIMADS (High to Medium Air Defence System) into Pakistan Army Air Defence. Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman Khan; Commander Army Air Defence Command briefed COAS about strategic weapon system.

Induction of HIMADS will significantly enhance Comprehensive Layered Integrated Air Defence (CLIAD) shield of aerial frontiers of Pakistan as the system is fully integrated through a well-knit Digitized System on its inventory. Capable of intercepting multiple air targets including aircrafts, cruise missiles and Beyond Visual Range Weapons at ranges over 100 kilometers with Single Shot Kill Probability, HQ-9/P is considered as a strategic long range Surface to Air Missile (SAM) with remarkable flexibility and precision.


Pakistan Army Air Defense commissions chinese HQ 9P air defense missile system 02 HQ-9/P HIMADS (Picture source: Inter Services Public Relations Directorate of Pakistan Armed Forces)


Speaking at the occasion, COAS said that induction of high-tech systems will make Pakistan’s air defence impenetrable in the emerging threat scenario. Highlighting the criticality of air defence in the overall defence of motherland, COAS said exemplary synergy between Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army Air Defence makes country’s air defence impregnable. Pakistan–China strategic partnership and defence collaboration is a factor of stability in the region, COAS remarked.

Senior officials from China were also present on the occasion.