The FM-90 surface-to-air missile is developed by China and popularly known with its HQ-7 designation.
The FM-90 missile has a range of 15km radius, and 25km radar and is capable of shooting down hostile aircrafts and cruise missiles. The missile is highly sophisticated and its performance is unaffected by adverse weather and light conditions.
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The FM-90 has been an integral part of the Bangladesh Air Forces' air defence Bangladesh Air Force
The missiles have a Mach 2.3 speed (750m/s). Each FM-90 unit consists of a search unit, 3 firing units, and a maintenance unit.
Bangladesh Army stated the missile has greatly augmented our country’s air defence system. The missile has been part of the arsenal of Bangladesh Air Force and Bangladesh Navy for some time now.
The missile is popular as a short-range anti-air weapon for its practical usage against anti-radar weapons and aircraft. It comes with anti-jamming capabilities (both active and passive),
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An FM-90 convoy, rolling thunder Bangladesh Air Force
The test launch was conducted by the Adhoc Air Defence Artillery Regiment. Army Chief of Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq and other senior military staff supervised the launch.
The missile was approved for the army’s Short-Range Air Defence (SHORAD) system back in February 2016.