Man portable SAM system
HY-6 / HongYing-6 (Chinese service)
FN-6 / FeiNu-6 (export designation)
1990's - present (FN-6)
2008 - present (FN-16)
China - CNPMIEC
- UNIT COST
High resistance to flares
All aspect target engagement
The HY-6 is a modern man portable SAM system of Chinese origin. It was developed in parallel with the Chinese QW series to replace the older HN-5 series. In Chinese service it is known as the HongYang-6, which stands for Red Tassel 6. The export designation is FeiNu-6, which stands for Flying Crossbow.
The HY-6 missile has a conventional layout with the digital infrared seeker in the nose, followed by the warhead and the rocket motor makes up the rear half of the missile. The reusable gripstock launcher is operated by a single person. Optionally an optical sight or IFF antenna can be fitted.
The HY-6 is a supersonic missile with a maximum range of 6 km or maximum altitude of 3.5 km. It can engage supersonic targets from all aspects. Against missiles and UAV's the maximum target speed is 300 m/s. The system effectiveness is quoted as 70%.
The HY-6 is a highly mobile system since it is man portable and can be carried in any kind of vehicle. The FB-6A system uses the HY-6 missile in a truck mounted setup similar to the US Avenger.
The HY-6 is in Chinese service and available for export as the FN-6. It has been exported to a handful of nations, mostly located in Asia.
The HY-6 is a modern infrared guided man portable SAM system. It is easily distinguished by its box shaped front end of the launcher, large round battery and pointed design of the missile nose. The FN-16 is an improved version with duel mode seeker which also operates in the UV spectrum.
The FB-6A is a similar concept as the US Avenger air defense system. It uses the HY-6 missile in two four round launchers mounted on a one man turret on a Shenyang SFQ2040 high mobility utility vehicle. Unlike the Avenger there is no machine gun or advanced optical tracking system. Each vehicle can be used as a stand alone system or be coordinated by a radar equipped vehicle.