First concrete proof of the existence of the Chinese SD-10A Sky Dragon Medium-Range Surface To Air Missile System program. Surface Launched SD-10A is also known as DK-10 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) which also forms medium range part of Chinese Lie Shou LS-II (Hunter II) Surface To Air Missile System.
The DK-10 Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) has larger diameter which offers increased range of 50 km. Norinco is marketing the Sky Dragon Medium-Range Surface To Air Missile Air Defense System as a competitor to the HQ-16 / LY-80 Medium Range Surface To Air Missile.
Sky Dragon Medium-Range Surface To Air Missile System is likely to be a lot more attractive option for countries like Pakistan which already operate PL-12/SD-10A Beyond visual range active radar-guided air-to-air missiles.
Range: 3 km to 50 km
Altitude: 30 m to 20 km
Guidance system: ≤ 13 m
Launch mode: canister-launched missile
Single Shot Kill Probability: ≥ 0.80 (fighter like targets)
Range of Search radar: ≥ 130 km
12 Missiles Can Be Fired Simultaneously To Engaging 12 Targets
System reaction time (normal): ≤ 20 sec
System reaction time (emergency): ≤ 16 sec
Deployment time: 15 min
Withdrawal time: 6 min
Continuous operating time: ≥ 12 hrs
Operating temperature: -20°C to +55°C