Perhaps fearful of a sneak attack by quiescent militarist neighbour Japan, China has laid on an impressive welcoming committee for visitors, in the form of a battery of HQ-7 SAMs commanding a view of the Olympic facilities. Japanese Zeros will doubtless fear to attack considering the high kill probability of this knock off of a superior French design. Their appears to be some fear of aircraft terrorism influencing the deployment.
Via Nishi Nippon.
- Anonymous commented on July 18, 2011 12:19
well, though not listed on Wikipedia, those things can actually used as a ground-to-ground missiles with a slight variation in the seeker, as the design itself is already fit for that, (albeit not specialized)... More
- Anonymous commented on December 27, 2008 11:17
lol, well there are al qeda member present in china. i guess western media failed to note that little detail! they too busy tell us all about tibet and falungong terroist. but they re there,... More