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QW-2

At the end of 1998 the improved "Qianwei (Advance Guard)-2" was introduced. According to the developers of this new missile, the "Qianwei-2" is the world's most effective one-man shoulder-launched ultra-low-altitude air defense missile, surpassing the US "Stinger" and the the French "Mistral" in performance.

Specifications

Contractor
Entered Service
Total length
Diameter
Wingspan
Weight
Warhead Weight
Propulsion
Maximum Speed
Maximum effective range
Guidance mode
Single-shot hit probability



For more information on the QW-2 and efforts to control its proliferation, see ASMP Issue Brief #1: MANPADS Proliferation

Sources and Methods



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