Pakistan Successfully Test Fires Long-Range Air Defense System

Pak Army has successfully test-fired a long-range air defense weapon system, LY80, at Air Defense firing ranges near Karachi.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan also witnessed the firepower capability display. The army chief said that the induction of LY80 weapon system has greatly enhanced Pakistan’s air defense capability


Pak Army Inducts Locally Developed A-100 Rocket Into Its Artillery

He also congratulated the army air defense for the successful demonstration of the firepower capability. Notably, the firing of the air defense weapon systems marked the culmination of Al-Bayza 2019, an exercise which lasted for two whole weeks.

Here is the video of the display:

“Induction of LY-80 has realized the concept of a comprehensive, layered and integrated air defense capability with enhanced lethality,” says a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations.

The Air Chief also congratulated the Pak Army over induction of LY 80.

Commander Karachi corps, the commander of Army Air Defense Command and several other senior officials were also present at the occasion.


  • Please make correction, the missile is Chinese-built Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY-80 (HQ16A) “Medium Range” Defence System.

    The Chinese equivalent of Russian S-300, HQ-9 can be termed as long-range SAM systems, but definitely not this system.

      • Can’t blame ProPk here, the tweet by ISPR used the term incorrectly.

        This system is able to engage aerial targets at high altitude and also able to intercept very low-flying targets at a distance of up to about 40 kilometers, filling the gap between the HQ-7 short-range SAM and the HQ-9 long-range chinese SAM systems.

  • close