China Develops SWS2 Mobile Air Defence System

6 July 2016

China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has released details of its latest SWS2 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun/surface-to-air (SPAAG/SAM) system, which it is now offering for export.

It is based on an 8x8 VN1 armoured platform that is also used for a number of other applications.

The hull and turret are of all welded steel armour and provides protection from small arms fire and shell splinters.

The complete SWS2 system has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 23 tonnes and is operated by a crew of three consisting of commander, gunner and driver.

Mounted on the middle of the platform is a remote controlled turret, which is armed with a 35 mm revolver cannon and a pod of four SAMs.


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