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KS-1 Kaishan

Country of Origin: China


The KS-1, or Kaishan 1, is the export name of the Chinese HQ-12. The system is designed to engage aircraft, helicopters, RPVs and air-launched tactical weapons.

While similar to the U.S. Army's MIM-104 Patriot in size and weight, the KS-1 has a different shape.

The typical KS-1 battery consists of a phased-array radar guidance station, four twin-missile launch vehicles on 6 x 6 truck chassis and complementary support vehicles.

An upgraded version with a phased-array radar reportedly...

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