In China, adopted at the armament SAM HQ-16A in an amount greater than the 1st Battalion. This complex is a ground based version of the ship's air defense system HQ-16 missiles which are fired from the OHR (vertical launch systems).
HQ-16A developed on the basis of licensed Russian complex "Buk-M2". In turn, the "Buk-M2" is forthcoming development of SAM SAM-6 (2Q12 "Cube" / export version of the "Square" — approx. Trans.), Which showed the highest combat effectiveness during the Arab-Israeli war of 1973.
HQ-16A anti-aircraft missiles to equip type M2E weight 328 kg, range is 40 km. Self-propelled launchers armed with 4 missiles in transport-launch containers (pictured visible TPK 6 — approx. Trans.). Complex radar capable of detecting airborne targets at a distance of 150 km. The export version is designated SAM LY-80. The system can destroy air targets at altitudes up to 10 km, the low height of 100 meters destroys targets SAM elements are located on eight-over-terrain vehicles. Rockets start vertically.
Now the website club.mil.news.sina.com.cn published the first official photos of SAM HQ-16A. Presumably, these complexes were received on armament air defense units of Shenyang Military Area. These pictures clearly show that the complex equip missiles developed on the basis of the complex SAM "Buk-M2".