B-611

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B-611
Type Short-range ballistic missile
Place of origin China
Service history
Used by China, Turkey
Production history
Manufacturer China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation
Specifications

Engine Rocket motor
Propellant Solid fuel
Operational
range
Up to 150 km

The B-611 is a Chinese solid-fuelled short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC).[1] The missile has a maximum range of 150 km.[2]

The B-611 development began development in 1995,[1] and first shown in 2004.[3] A newer variant was shown in late-2006.[1]

The B-611 was sold to Turkey;[2] it is not clear whether Turkey purchased complete missiles or production licenses.[4]

B611MR[edit]

The B611MR is a semi-ballistic surface-launched anti-radar missile first advertised in 2014. It uses GPS-inertial guidance and wideband passive radar. The missile is capable of flying flattened trajectory and performing pre-programmed maneuvers to reduce the chance of interception.[5]

P-12[edit]

The P-12 is a variant of the B-611. The P-12 has a longer cable,[clarification needed] and is believed to be lighter than the B-611 and carry a 300 kg HE fragmentation or blast warhead.[1]

A pair of the missiles may be carried on a 6 x 6 wheeled vehicle.[1]

The P-12 was first shown at the 2006 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.[1]

Operators[edit]

Map with B-611 operators in blue

Current operators[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lennox, Duncan (18 December 2006). "China unveils B-611 short-range ballistic missile". Jane's. Archived from the original on 26 Feb 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Wezeman, Pieter D. (July 2011). Conventional strategic military capabilities in the Middle East (PDF) (Report). EU Non-Proliferation Consortium. p. 10. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Lennox, Duncan (2009). "Project J (Yildirim, J-600T) (Turkey), Offensive weapons". Jane's. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Meick, Ethan (16 June 2014). China’s Reported Ballistic Missile Sale to Saudi Arabia: Background and Potential Implications (PDF) (Report). United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. p. 3. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Bill, Sweetman (12 Nov 2014). "New Weapons Unveiled At Airshow China". AviationWeek.com. Retrieved 30 October 2016.