China’s world first air-to-air missile for helicopters, the Feiyan-90

Chinese Helicopters

Chinese Helicopters

In Shenzhen Satellite TV’s Military Information Direct Broadcast program yesterday, it is revealed that according to CCTV footage, China is the first in the world to have developed an air-to-air missile for helicopters, with the codename of Feiyan-90.

The US and Russia use in their helicopters air-to-air missiles for fighter jets. They are too big and heavy.

An air-to-air missile for a US fighter jet is 2.8 meter long and weighs 80 kg.A Feiyan-90 air-to-air missile is only 1.9 meters long and weighs only 20 kg.

That enables a helicopter to carry more air-to-air missiles to hit enemy helicopters.

Source: Shenzhen Satellite TV’s Military Information Direct Broadcast program at 1620 hrs, February 9, 2015

 



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