The HJ-9A (Hong Jian 9A or Red Arrow 9A) is a tripod-mounted version of the HJ-9 anti-tank guided missile, It is a long-range, high-power anti-tank guided missile system. It is normally mounted on various vehicles. The HJ-9A was designed to engage tanks, armored vehicles and fortifications. It is capable of defeating even the latest main battle tanks.
The HJ-9A has a tandem High Explosive Fragmentation (HE-FRAG) warhead. It could potentially penetrate around 1 200 mm of steel armor behind Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). So the HJ-9A can penetrate the front armor even of the latest main battle tanks.
Once the missile is launched, the weapons operator only has to keep the sight’s crosshair on the target. Maximum range of fire is around 5 km.
Rwanda could be the first export user for the type, which is in service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.