LY-80 Medium Range Air Defense Missile Weapon System

LY-80 Medium Range Air Defense Missile Weapon System

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.


Main Features

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


Technical Specifications

Interception Altitude

15-20,000 m

Interception Range

3.5-70 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)

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