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Country of Origin: China


The Chinese HQ-61 HongQi/Hungchi (Red Leader) is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system for land-mobile and shipboard use. The shipboard RF-61, the first in Chinese service, reportedly entered service before the vehicle-mounted HQ-61.

The HQ-61 appears similar visually to the U.S. Sparrow, but is slightly longer and heavier and has a semi-active radar (SAR) homing seeker and midcourse command link guidance. The missile is a thin, pointed cylinder with cruciform steerable foreplanes...

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