China Conducts Major Drills With HQ-22 Air Defense Missiles; Uses Heavy Lifter Y-20 Military Aircraft To Transfer Them

During a recent military exercise, China employed a powerful long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the HQ-22, in an unusual manner. The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) transported it from its home base in the Southern Theater Command (STC) to north central, far northern, and northwestern regions.