|Type||Anti-ship cruise missile
Land-attack cruise missile (CM-602G)
|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|In service||prior to 2005 – present|
|Used by||People's Republic of China|
|Manufacturer||China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation|
|Produced||prior to 2005|
|Warhead||210 kg warhead
300 kg warhead (C-602)
480 kg warhead (CM-602G)
280 km (C-602)
290 km (CM-602G)
|Flight altitude||7 – 10 meter terminal|
|Inertial/active terminal guidance|
The YJ-62 (Chinese: 鹰击-62; pinyin: yingji-62; literally: "eagle strike 62") is a Chinese subsonic anti-ship cruise missile. It is manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Third Academy.
The YJ-62 is credited with a 210 kg. warhead, a speed of Mach 0.6-0.8, and a sea-skimming terminal attack height of 7–10 metres. The missile has an inertial guidance system using GPS and BeiDou data, and an active terminal sensor.
In lieu of official data, the United States Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence believes it is likely the YJ-62 has a longer range than the 150 nautical miles (280 km) of the C-602, the export version. The YJ-62A is credited with a range of up to 400 km.
The C-602 is the export version of the YJ-62. The C-602 is claimed to have a range of 280 km., a 300 kg. semi-armour piercing warhead, and GPS guidance. The reduced range is in accordance with Missile Technology Control Regime restrictions.
The CM-602G is a land-attack version of the C-602. It is advertised as having a range of 290 km., a 480 kg. penetrating blast/fragmentation warhead, and an inertial guidance system using GPS data which may be augmented to provide man-in-the-loop control.
The missile was revealed at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in 2012.
- People's Liberation Army Navy
- People's Liberation Army Navy Coastal Defense Force: 120+ as of 2012[update]
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- CJ-10 cruise missile - Similar land-attack cruise missile operated by the PLA Second Artillery Corps, unveiled in 2009