Saturday, January 16, 2021

Pakistan Inducts LY-80 Long Range Air Defence System Akin to S-400?

LY-80 Long Range Air Defence System is Pakistans latest air defence system which has been displayed and tested at firing ranges near Karachi. Firing by all air defence weapon systems was the culminating event of the two-week long Al Bayza-2019 exercise.

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Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display. The highlight of the event was the first-ever fire by the recently-inducted LY-80 Long Range Air Defence System.

Induction of LY-80 Long Range Air Defence Weapon System has realised the ambition of a comprehensive, multi-layered and integrated air defence capability of Pakistan.

While interacting with officers and troops, General Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated Army Air Defence for the successful display of the military’s firepower capability. Gen Qamar said that LY-80 has greatly enhanced the air defence capability of Army Air Defence while also strengthening it at the national level along with PAF, the overall custodian of the defence of Pakistan air space.

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ACM Mujahid also congratulated Pakistan Army for induction of the LY-80, saying that it has reinforced Pakistan’s overall air defence capability. The Karachi corps commander, Army Air Defence commander, and a number of other senior commanders and principal staff officers also witnessed the event.

The LY-80 Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) was inducted by the Pakistan Army n its Air Defence System in March 2017. General Qamar was the chief guest at the Induction Ceremony, held at Army Auditorium.

At the time, an ISPR statement said that LY-80 is capable of tracking and destroying various aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude.  At the induction ceremony, the COAS had said that LY-80 LOMADS increases our response capability to current and emerging air defence threats.

The LY-80 was also featured in the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23, 2017. It was reported that the weapon system would enhance both the lethality and accuracy of Pakistan’s air defence.

LY-80 has been described as a ‘ready to fire’ system which can take down modern fighter jets, cruise missiles, and drones. With 40 km range, the weapon system has the capability of engaging as many as six targets simultaneously at a height of 50,000 feet.

The system has search radar with a range of 150 km and guidance radar with a range of 100 km. It consists of a command vehicle, firing vehicles, an electronic and support vehicle, missile transport vehicle, and a power supply vehicle. One LY-80 battery can provide defence cover to as much as 8,000 square km.

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