China unveiled an air defense system with anti-aircraft gun and missiles

BEIJING, (BM) – Almost like a copy of the Russian Paintsir-S1 system, but not exactly, China has shown a new mobile anti-aircraft system with a 35 mm anti-aircraft gun and two surface-to-air missiles. Information about Beijing’s new mobile air defense system was announced on China Central Television (CCTV).

China unveiled an air defense system with anti-aircraft gun and missiles
Photo credit: CCTV

The CCTV did not report the name of the system. The available information suggests that the new Chinese anti-aircraft system will be a separate combat unit and will support the country’s air defense. Its mobility implies that it will also help ground military operations and provide cover for air defense.

The system has a double-barreled 35 mm anti-aircraft gun and, according to Chinese television, has an entirely new rotary car charger, which allows the anti-aircraft gun to fire at increased speed. The two surface-to-air missiles locate to the right of the system, next to the turret.

Chinese naval Gatling-type gun

China is seriously developing its navy, as well as the weapons it will need to use. The media reported that Beijing had developed a 20-barrel naval Gatling-type gun that looked more than impressive and, at the same time, quite shocking.

So far, no details are known about the characteristics of the weapon. China generally rarely provides such information. According to some experts, China has already conducted three tests of this weapon – in January, March, and April.

There are many unknowns, and they raise various questions among experts. For example, what is the caliber of this “beast,” and how fast does it fire bullets. Let us remind you that such small arms from this dumb are at least twice as small in volume.

China is developing Gatling-style weapons. They are noted as Naval Proximity Weapons Systems (CIWS). We know of two Chinese weapons in this style – type 730 and type 1130. If we assume that according to the characteristics, type 730 can fire approximately 6000 shots per minute, the question remains – how many can fire the unknown naval pistol in one minute? But that, too, shouldn’t be close to reality, as the other Chinese model, 1130, spits out 10,000 shots in a minute.

We remind you that China now officially has the largest fleet globally, and the second after the Celestial Empire is the United States with 37 naval vessels less. Nearly two years ago, Beijing launched the first aircraft carrier of its design, and more recently, the Chinese launched a third landing assault ship.

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