China Unveils Red Arrow-12 Anti-Tank Missile System

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been equipped with the Red Arrow-12 anti-tank missile system, also known as HJ-12.

The Red Arrow-12 is a third-generation anti-tank missile system, similar to the American FGM-148 Javelin missile system.

This system comes with a thermal imaging device and operates on a “fire and forget” principle. The missile has a diameter of 135 mm, which is about 20 mm larger than the Javelin missile and comes equipped with an 8.4 kg warhead.

This reusable launcher weighs 17 kg and includes a launch tube with a length of 1.25 meters.

Its effective range is from 75 to 4000 meters. The cost of the missile system is approximately $18,000, with the production cost of the missile itself being $7,000.

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