Iraq Likely to Buy FD-2000 Missile Systems from China

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  • 07:17 AM, February 7, 2022
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Iraq Likely to Buy FD-2000 Missile Systems from China
FD-2000 or Chinese HQ-9 SAM system @Chinese military review blog

Iraq is reportedly negotiating with China to procure FD-2000 surface-to-air defense missile (SAM) systems.

The FD-2000 is the export variant of the HQ-9 a long-range semi-active radar homing (SARH) system developed by the Chinese defense industry. The missile is capable of intercepting precision-guided weapons as well as drones, helicopters, and fighter aircraft.

The missile of the FD-2000 is armed with a 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2 and has a maximum range of 125 km up to an altitude of 27 km. The FD-2000B is an improved version that has a maximum firing range of 300 km and is equipped with a passive infrared seeker.

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