Author Topic: Chinese helicopter-launched ASM/ATGM  (Read 286 times)

Ayoshi

  • Timawan
  • Boffin
  • *
  • Posts: 5661
    • View Profile
Chinese helicopter-launched ASM/ATGM
« on: August 15, 2020, 04:51:09 AM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/image-shows-chinese-z-10-attack-helicopter-firing-possible-new-asm

Quote
03 August 2020
Image shows Chinese Z-10 attack helicopter firing possible new ASM

The image, which appears to be a screengrab from footage by the state-owned China Central Television 13 (CCTV 13) channel, shows that the weapon is somewhat similar in appearance to the China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) Blue Arrow 21 (BA-21) missile that was displayed at the Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai.

The BA-21 appears to be an improved export version of the AKD-10 third generation, precision-guided battlefield missile carried by the PLAGF’s Z-10 and Z-19 attack helicopters. The BA-21, of which no official information has emerged, is believed to have a range of around 18 km and be fitted with a dual-mode millimetre wave radar/semi-active laser seeker.


A screengrab from CCTV 13 footage showing what appears to be a new ASM being fired from a Chinese Z-10 attack helicopter at an undisclosed location. (CCTV 13 via Weibo)


Ayoshi

  • Timawan
  • Boffin
  • *
  • Posts: 5661
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese helicopter-launched ASM/ATGM
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 04:53:10 AM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/more-details-emerge-about-new-chinese-helicopter-launched-atgm

Quote
07 August 2020
More details emerge about new Chinese helicopter-launched ATGM

The missiles were shown striking targets, including tanks and other armoured vehicles, after being fired from some distance, suggesting that this is a fire-and-forget weapon. Each of the launchers under the helicopter’s stub-wings was seen carrying two missiles along with what appeared to pods, although their precise function was not immediately clear.

The Z-10s were seen working in conjunction with at least one Z-19A attack helicopter equipped with a mast-mounted millimetre-wave (MMW) radar that is similar in appearance to the Lockheed Martin AN/APG-78 Longbow fire-control radar fitted to the Boeing AH-64 Apache.

< snippeed >

The BA-21 appears to be an improved export version of the AKD-10 third generation, precision-guided battlefield missile carried by the PLAGF’s Z-10 and Z-19 rotorcraft. The BA-21, of which no official information has emerged, is believed to have a range of about 18 km and be fitted with a dual-mode MMW radar/semi-active laser seeker.


A screengrab from CCTV 7 footage released online on 6 August showing two units of a new ATGM being loaded onto one of the launchers of a PLAGF Z-10 attack helicopter. The launcher is also carrying what appears to be a pod. (Via js7tv.cn)