Forty nine year old, Yi Qing Chen has been sentenced to25 years in prison by District Court in United States in a case to smuggle anti-aircraft missiles.

He was convicted to conspire to smuggle Chinese produced QW-2 Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missiles into the United States becoming the first person in USA to be charged for smuggling anti-aircraft missiles into the United States after the 9/11 attacks.

The confirmation of his act came as he met with an undercover FBI agent and agreed to import Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missiles from China.

QW-2 Man-Portable Surface-to-Air Missile is a third-generation Chinese shoulder-fire missile which uses all-aspect IR-homing to attack low flying aircrafts. It was first displayed at the Farnborough Air Show in 1998.

QW-2  missiles can be used to target aircrafts flying from 10m to 3500m and their maximum range is 6km.

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