CJ-10 (missile)

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CJ-10
Type Land attack cruise missile
Place of origin People's Republic of China
Service history
Used by Second Artillery Corps
Production history
Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation/China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy
Specifications
Warhead Conventional or nuclear

Operational
range
>1500 km.
Launch
platform

The CJ-10 (simplified Chinese: 长剑-10; traditional Chinese: 長劍-10; pinyin: Cháng Jiàn 10; literally: "long sword 10") is a second-generation[1] Chinese ground-launched land-attack cruise missile.[2] It is reportedly manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Third Academy and the China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy.[1]

The CJ-10 was initially identified as the DH-10 (Chinese: 东海-10; pinyin: Dong Hai 10; literally: "east sea 10") by media and Western analysts.[3][4] The annual United States Department of Defense reports to the United States Congress concerning Chinese defence developments used "DH-10" up to 2011[5][6], before switching to "CJ-10" in 2012.[7][8] Extant publications may use both terms to identify the missile.[1][9] Ian Easton believes that the CJ-10 is actually the same missile as the HN-2, and that the HN-3 is the "DH-10A".[10]

Description[edit]

In a September 2014 article published in Joint Forces Quarterly, the CJ-10 is described as a subsonic missile with a range of more than 1500 km., and a 500 kg. payload. It credits the missile with a guidance package using inertial navigation system, satellite navigation, Terrain Contour Matching, and likely Digital Scene-Mapping Area Correlator for terminal guidance. Ships and ground transporter erector launchers were listed as launch platforms.[1]

In 2013, the United States credited the missile with a range of more than 1500 km., and either a conventional or nuclear payload.[11]

In 2004, the CJ-10 was credited with a of CEP of 10 m.[12]

Development[edit]

It is believed that the CJ-10 benefited significantly from foreign technology acquired by China throughout the 1990s; notable sources included the Kh-55 (purchased from Ukraine), and the Tomahawk (unexploded and parts purchased from Iraq, Pakistan, and Serbia.)[10]

Jane's reported the CJ-10 was test fired in 2004.[12] An August 2012 report by Jane's indicated that a ship-bourne version of the missile may have been tested on Bi Sheng, a Chinese weapons trial ship.[13]

The United States estimated 50-250 missiles were in Chinese service in 2008,[14] with the number increasing to 150-350 in 2009.[15]

Variants[edit]

CJ-10
"DH-10A"
Supposedly a stealthier, more accurate, version of the CJ-10.[10]
"DH-2000"
Supposedly a supersonic version of the DH-10A.[16]
CJ-20
Air-launched version of the CJ-10.[17] Reportedly been tested on the Xian H-6; each bomber may carry four missiles externally.[18]

Operators[edit]

 China

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gormley et. al: p.102
  2. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2015, p.39
  3. ^ Kopp, Carlo; Andrew, Martin (27 January 2014). "PLA Cruise Missiles; PLA Air - Surface Missiles". ausairpower.net. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Easton: p.1
  5. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2011, p.2
  6. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2011, p.31
  7. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2012, p.21
  8. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2012, p.42
  9. ^ United States National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs Office: p.27
  10. ^ a b c Easton: p.3
  11. ^ United States National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs Office: p.29
  12. ^ a b Minnick, Wendell (21 September 2004). "China tests new land-attack cruise missile". Janes. Archived from the original on 29 September 2004. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Rahmat, Ridzwan (14 October 2014). "PLAN commissions fourth Dahua-class vessel". Janes. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  14. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense (2008). Annual Report To Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2008 (PDF) (Report). p. 56. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  15. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense (2009). Annual Report To Congress: Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2009 (PDF) (Report). p. 66. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  16. ^ Easton: p.5
  17. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2015, p.46
  18. ^ Gormley et. al: p.103
  19. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2010, p.31
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