Morocco bolstered by new Chinese Sky Dragon 50 Surface to Air Missile

The Moroccan military has obtained a new sophisticated air defense missile system to its arsenal. The new addition is the Chinese made Sky Dragon 50 medium-ranged air defense system. The Sky Dragon 50 was delivered to the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces in December 2017.

Moroccan officers from the Royal Artillery, radar specialist, and air defense operators has undergone training in China.

The Sky Dragon 50 also called GAS2 is a Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Defense missile system designed and manufactured by the Chinese Defense Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The Sky Dragon was unveiled for the first time during the AAD Defense Exhibition of South Africa in September 2014. The Sky Dragon 50 is the latest generation of air defense missile systems developed by Norinco which has a maximum firing range of 50 km.

Ekene Lionel

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