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Yitian short-range air defense system

Country of Origin: China


The Yitian is a short-range air defense (SHORAD) system built by China for the domestic and export market. Its primary mission is to provide low-altitude protection for armored units against fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, uncrewed aerial vehicles and other airborne threats. The manufacturer also claims the system has an anti-cruise missile capability.

The system consists of eight canister-launched TY-90 infrared-homing missiles and two sensor systems mounted on a turret. The...

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