March 12 , 2017

Pakistan inducts advanced Chinese air defence system

RAWAPLINDI: Pakistan have inducted an advanced Chinese made LY-80 (LOMADS) Surface to Air missile defence system to secure its airspace from any sort of misadventure, a statement from the ISPR said.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said the defence system would enhance our capabilities to defend motherland.

LY-80 is a Chinese mobile Air Defence system, capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude.

The COAS said that LY-80 LOMADS increases our response capability to current and emerging air defence threats.

Earlier, on arrival, the army chief was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, Commander Army Air Defence Command.



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