DSA 2018: China’s ALIT offers air-defence systems for Southeast Asian market

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Chinese company Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd (ALIT) is looking at Southeast Asian countries as potential markets for its range of air-defence systems, a company official told Jane’s at the 16-19 April Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur.

“From the advanced FN-16 manportable air-defence system (MANPADS) to the FB-10 short-range surface-to-air (SAM) and LY-80 medium-range SAM systems, countries in the region can set up a compatible air-defence system that is not only state of the art but also cost-effective,” said the official, adding that several countries in the region have shown interest in the systems offered by the company.