By the way to the creation of the HQ-9 China had his own experience in the creation of modern air defense systems, because not surprisingly, it was decided to take the already existing and well-proven air defense system, such as the C-300 and Patriot, claims the benefit of copying proprietary technologies to other countries usually do not make China. Given that China bought from various modifications of the Russian Federation With-300 to 1993, the time to understand their structure and the principle of the act was that of their full. In the case of Patriot, apparently did not work without industrial espionage, otherwise how to explain that NT-233 radar mounted on the SAM HQ-9 has quite a huge resemblance to the MPQ-53 South American Patriot.
According to its features of HQ-9 is slightly inferior to the latest revision C-300PMU1, which can be explained by the fact that China is taking over the base more An old complex, for example 300PMU or S-300PS. Range of actions the Chinese HQ-9 aircraft against targets up to 125 km (at the C-300PMU1 150) against guided missiles up to 18 km, cruise and ballistic up to 15 to 25 km. With all of this on to developers, this complex able to look for more than forty goals and immediately hit a few of them. The launcher has, like the four S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, as well as it should, can one volley kill four more fundamental priority and air targets.
It should be noted that Beijing has more than once appealed to Moscow with proposal to license the S-300 with the following their creation on its territory, but always got rejected. But as we litsezreem it did not stop the Chinese and they were able to make a similar anti-aircraft system without Russian professionals. In the end, our homeland lost decent enough funds that could get a license, also received a harsh opponent in the export market of air defense. Let HQ-9 and a few less than that, "fellow", but its main advantage is a low cost, which can fully engage future customers. By the way, in March 2009, has been signed first contract for the supply of 12 HQ-9 complexes in Turkey.