Paksitan Army inducts Chinese-built air defence system to its arsenal

Pakistan Army on Sunday inducted Chinese-built Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) LY-80 in its air defence system, read a statement issued by the military’s media wing.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was the chief guest at the induction ceremony held at Army Auditorium, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

LY-80 is a Chinese mobile air defence system capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altitude, the ISPR statement read.

The army chief said, “LY-80 LOMADS increases our response capability to current and emerging air defence threats.”

Earlier on arrival, Gen Bajwa was received by Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahid Latif Mirza, the commander of military’s air defence arm.