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Sunday, March 15, 2015

South Sudan Received Chinese QW-2 Vanguard, New surface-to-air missile launcher

QW-2_Vanguard SAMThe civil war in South Sudan is a little more than a year old, but it won’t end for lack of fresh weapons. Recently, South Sudanese troops proudly paraded a new surface-to-air missile launcher.

It’s also Chinese. Specifically, it’s a Chinese QW-2 Vanguard, according to consultant firm Armament Research Services, which identified the weapon from its design and markings.
The shoulder-fired QW-2 is a fairly advanced and modern weapon.

It launches infrared-homing missiles that can shoot down everything from transport helicopters to jet fighters traveling at altitudes higher than 13,000 feet.

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