Both Chinese Avengers feature the same combination of sensors and short range missiles, but left out the machine-gun. The Chinese Avengers also use more powerful radar, and a larger missile. The 45 pound TY-90 anti-aircraft missile was originally designed to use on helicopters, which have a hard time carrying the heavier heat seeking missiles normally carried by jet fighters. The principal version of the Chinese Avenger mounts eight missiles and the radar on a Type 90 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. It has a crew of three. The Type 90 is a twelve ton vehicle that normally operates like the U.S. Army Stryker. The other version of the Chinese Avenger mounts the missiles and radar in a smaller, 4x4 truck that looks like the American hummer. China is trying to get export orders for both of these systems.
China is so impressed with the American Avenger air-defense system, that they have copied it. Not once, but twice. The Avengers are hummers with a turret mounted on the back. The turret contains two missile pods (each containing four Stinger anti-aircraft missiles). Under one pod there is an M3P .50 caliber machine gun. The weapons operator has use of a FLIR (night vision device) and a laser range finder. The machine-gun, however, cant be depressed sufficiently to fire at ground targets towards the front of the vehicle.