China has cleared its domestically developed HQ-17AE short-range missile defence system for export. Photo: Handout
China has cleared its domestically developed HQ-17AE short-range missile defence system for export. Photo: Handout

China adds ‘aircraft hunter’ field missile system to export weapons list

  • HQ-17AE carries eight short-range missiles designed to protect frontline units from drone and helicopter attacks
  • It is believed to be the export version of the HQ-17A which made its debut in the 2019 National Day military parade

Topic |   US-China relations
China has cleared its domestically developed HQ-17AE short-range missile defence system for export. Photo: Handout
China has cleared its domestically developed HQ-17AE short-range missile defence system for export. Photo: Handout
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