HIMADS Inducted into Pakistan Army Air Defence

COAS Visits Army Air Defence Centre
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited the Army Air Defence Centre, Karachi, on October 14, 2021. On arrival, COAS laid a floral wreath at the Shuhada 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. Commander Army Air Defence Command, Lieutenant General Hamood uz Zaman Khan, briefed COAS about the strategic weapon system.

Induction of HIMADS will significantly enhance the 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 aircraft, cruise missiles and Beyond Visual Range Weapons at ranges over 100 kilometers with a Single Shot Kill Probability; HQ-9/P is considered a strategic long range Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) with remarkable flexibility and precision.

Speaking at the occasion, COAS said that the 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 the motherland, COAS said exemplary synergy between Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Army Air Defence makes the 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.

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