Air Defense Missile Weapon System

The air defense missile weapon systems is composed of medium range interceptor (LY-80 series against aerial vehicle and anti- ship missile) and short range air defender (FB series and FN series) with an envelope of 10-20,000m altitude and 0.5-70km slant range, which constitutes a national or area defense system for area air defense, point air defense, fortification air defense and marching air defense. Featuring quick response, strong anti-jamming capability, highly automated fire control, good compatibility for joint combat mission, high maneuverability, easy operation, simple maintenance and battle proven performance, the air defense missile systems are the best choice for modern air defense needs.



LY-80 air defense missile Weapon System is a type of medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM). The system mainly comprises search radar vehicle (SV), guidance radar vehicle (GV), command vehicle (CV), missile firing Vehicle (FV) and missile-in-canister (MIC).

LY-80 SAM is used to intercept various aircrafts, cruise missiles (CM), air-to-ground missiles (AGM), UAVs and other air targets for providing area air protection of critical assets and ground troops.

LY-80 SAM has been employed in PLA and many friendly countries in very large quantities as the primary medium range air defense weapon system.


  • Modular Structure, Flexible Configuration and High Combat Efficiency
  • Strong Interception Capability against Tactical Missiles
  • Strong Capability against Low Altitude Target
  • Strong Multi-target Engagement Ability
  • High Field Maneuverability, Quick Reaction, Deployment and Withdrawal
  • Outstanding ECCM Capability
  • Cooperative Engagement Capability




Platform Performance Parameters
Interception Altitude 15-18,000 m
Interception Range 4-60 km
Launch Mode Vertical cold launch from vehicular canister
Guidance Mode Strapdown autonomous initial guidance + tele-command midcourse guidance + Intermittent illuminating semi-active radar homing terminal guidance
Capability against Multiple Targets Each Firing Unit (FU) can engage 4 targets simultaneously
Reaction Time 12 s
Deployment Time 12 min
Withdrawal Time 6 min
Single Shot Kill Probability (SSKP) 0.85 (Aircraft)
0.60 (Missile)