Serbian Armed Forces will be replenished with Chinese FK-3 anti-aircraft missile systems. As local media reports, The Ministry of Defense of the country purchased an export version of the Chinese air defense system HQ-22.
According to the available information, Serbia purchased three batteries of the FK-3 air defense system, which is the export version of the latest generation Chinese medium-range air defense system HQ-22. The complex was first shown at an exhibition in Zhuhai in 2016 year. The HQ-22 air defense system replaces the obsolete HQ-2 air defense systems in the PLA.
Unlike the base system HQ-22, having a radius of damage up to 150-170 km and the height of defeat from 50 m to 27 km, the export version of the FK-3 has a kill zone up to 100 km in range, the altitude parameters of the defeat are the same.
reportedly, Serbia became the first known buyer of the Chinese air defense system FK-3.
earlier it was reported, that the Ministry of Defense of Serbia purchased a Russian air defense missile system “Carapace-C” and really wanted to buy the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system “triumph”, the work of which the Serbian military observed on their territory during the joint air defense exercises of the two countries, held in Serbia. However, the Russian system, according to the country's President Aleksandar Vucic, “no money now”, but Serbia “will save”.