Pakistan inducts Chinese air defence system

Indo Asian News Service

Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has inducted an advanced Chinese-made LY-80 (Lomads) surface-to-air missile defence system to secure its airspace from any sort of misadventure, an army statement said on Sunday.

Army chief General Qamar Bajwa said the defence system would enhance our capabilities to defend Pakistan, The News International reported, citing an Inter Service Public Relations release.

The mobile air defence system is capable of tracking and destroying a variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude.

The army chief said the LY-80 LOMADS increases Pakistan's response capability to current and emerging air defence threats.

--IANS

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