YJ-62

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YJ-62
Type Anti-ship cruise missile
Land-attack cruise missile (CM-602G)
Place of origin People's Republic of China
Service history
In service prior to 2005 – present
Used by People's Republic of China
Production history
Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
Produced prior to 2005
Specifications
Warhead 210 kg warhead
300 kg warhead (C-602)
480 kg warhead (CM-602G)
Detonation
mechanism
Semi-armor piercing

Operational
range
280+ km
280 km (C-602)
290 km (CM-602G)
Flight altitude 7 – 10 meter terminal
Speed Mach 0.6-0.8
Guidance
system
Inertial/active terminal guidance
Launch
platform
Surface

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.[1]

Description[edit]

In a September 2014 article published in Joint Forces Quarterly, 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. YJ-62A is credited with a range of up to 400 km.[1]

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.[2]

The missile is deployed aboard Type 052C destroyers, and by coastal defence units using three-round transporter erector launchers.[1][3]

C-602[edit]

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.[1]

The C-602 was revealed in September 2005,[1] and displayed outside of China for the first time at the African Aerospace and Defence exhibition in 2006.[3]

CM-602G[edit]

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.[4]

The missile was revealed at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in 2012.[4]

Operators[edit]

 People's Republic of China

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Gormley, Dennis M.; Erickson, Andrew S.; Yuan, Jingdong (30 September 2014). "A Potent Vector: Assessing Chinese Cruise Missile Developments". Joint Forces Quarterly (National Defense University) (75): 101–102. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ United States Navy Office of Naval Intelligence (2015). The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century (PDF) (Report). p. 16. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "China Offers YJ-62/C-602 Anti-Ship Cruise Missile for Export". Missilethreat.com. 27 September 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Jane's Information Group (5 December 2012). "Jane's Defence Weekly" 49 (49). p. 32. 
  5. ^ Dutton, Peter; Erickson, Andrew S.; Martinson, Ryan, eds. (February 2014). China's Near Seas Combat Capabilities (Report). China Maritime Studies 11. United States Naval War College. p. 5. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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