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YingJi-7 (C-701)
Typeanti-ship missile
Place of originPeople's Republic of China
Production history
ManufacturerCASIC Third Academy
Mass117 kg.[1]
Warhead30.5 kg semi armour-piercing high explosive[1]

EngineRocket engine[2]
25 km[3]
Maximum speed Subsonic
Active radar or electro-optical
Ground, ship, air

The YJ-7 (Chinese: 鹰击-7; pinyin: yingji-7; lit. 'Eagle Strike 7') is a Chinese subsonic anti-ship missile. It is manufactured by the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC).[3] The export version of the YJ-7 is the C-701.[1]


The radar-guided C-701 was displayed by the China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC) at the 2004 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.[4]

In April 2006, it was reported that radar-guided C-701s were fired during Iranian military exercises.[4]


  • YJ-7
  • C-701 AR: Export version with active radar seeker[1]
  • C-701T: Export version with electro-optical seeker[1]
  • FL-10: "Cheaper version" of the C-701[5]
  • Kowsar: Iranian version of C-701[2]


Map with C-701 operators in blue

Current operators[edit]

 People's Republic of China

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Gormley et al.: page 16
  2. ^ a b Cordesman and Lin: page 28
  3. ^ a b Gormley et al.: page 18
  4. ^ a b China Missile Chronology: section "10 April, 2006"
  5. ^ Cordesman and Lin: page 41
  6. ^ Cordesman and Lin: page 30
  7. ^ Cordesman and Lin: page 29
  8. ^ Gormley et al.: page 58
  • "China Missile Chronology" (PDF). Nuclear Threat Initiative. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  • Cordesman, Anthony H.; Lin, Aaron (February 2015). The Iranian Sea-Air-Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping (PDF). Center for Strategic and International Studies. ISBN 978-1-4422-4077-3.
  • Gormley, Dennis M.; Erickson, Andrew S.; Yuan, Jingdong (2014). A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China's Cruise Missile Ambitions (PDF) (Report). Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press.