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 China
Production history
Manufacturer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation/China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy
Specifications
Warhead 500 kg (1,100 lb), conventional or nuclear[1]

Operational
range
>1,500 km (930 mi; 810 nmi)
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[4] Chinese ground based land-attack missile.[5] It is reportedly manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Third Academy and the China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy.[4]

Initially, the CJ-10 was was identified as a DH-10 (Chinese: 东海-10; pinyin: Dong Hai 10; literally: "east sea 10") missile by Western media and analysts.[6][7] In the annual reports submitted to the United States Congress from the United States Department of Defense concerning the Chinese missile, which was classified as a variance of "DH-10" until 2011,[8][9] when it was recognized as the "CJ-10" in 2012.[10][11] Current publications may use both terms interchangeably to identify the missile.[4][12] Ian Easton believes that the CJ-10 is the same missile as the HN-2, and that the HN-3 is the "DH-10A".[13]

Description[edit]

In the September 2014 edition of Joint Forces Quarterly, an article reportedly described CJ-10 as a subsonic missile with a range of more than 1,500 km and a 500 kg. payload. The article attributes the missile having a guidance package using inertial navigation system, satellite navigation, Terrain Contour Matching, and a likely Digital Scene-Mapping Area Correlator for terminal guidance. Ships and ground transporter erector launchers were listed as launch platforms.[4]

In 2013, the United States believes that the missile has a range of more than 1,500 km, and can potentially carry either conventional or nuclear payloads;[14] other sources claim the missile has ranges of 2,000 km (1,200 mi; 1,100 nmi),[15] 2,500 km (1,600 mi; 1,300 nmi),[1] or as much as 4,000 km (2,500 mi; 2,200 nmi).[16] In 2004, the CJ-10 was credited with a CEP of 10 m.[17]

The YJ-100 is a subsonic anti-ship missile version of the CJ-10 with a range of 800 km (500 mi; 430 nmi). The missile can be air-launched by the H-6 bomber and fired from a vertical launch system of the Type 055 destroyer.[18] The YJ-100 will have an onboard radar and is potentially a counter to the American Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).[1]

Development[edit]

The development of the CJ-10 could have potentially benefited significantly from Chinese acquisition of Western missile technology in the 1990s, notably the Kh-55 (purchased from Ukraine), and the Tomahawk missiles (that were unexploded and parts purchased from Iraq, Pakistan, and Serbia).[13] However no official Chinese source has confirmed affirmed this claim.[citation needed]

Jane's Information Group reported the CJ-10 was tested 2004.[17] An August 2012 report by Jane's indicated that a shipborne variance of the missile may have been tested on Bi Sheng, a Chinese weapons trial ship.[19]

The United States in 2008 estimated that 50–250 missiles were in service,[20] increasing to 150–350 in 2009.[21]

Variants[edit]

CJ-10
CJ-10K
Air-launched version with a 1500 km range; may be carried by the Xian H-6K.[22]
DF-10A
Ground attack cruise missile.[22] Reportedly a stealthier, more accurate, version of the CJ-10.[13]
"DH-2000"
Supposedly a supersonic version of the DH-10A.[23]
CJ-20
Air-launched version of the CJ-10.[24] Reportedly been tested on the Xian H-6; each bomber may carry four missiles externally.[25]
YJ-100
Anti-ship missile version with an 800 km range, launched by H-6 bomber and Type 055 warship.[18][1]

Operators[edit]

 China

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer, "China Shows Off Its Deadly New Cruise Missiles", Popular Science, 10 March 2015
  2. ^ "PLA's Type 093G submarines 'could destroy Izumo'". wantchinatimes.com. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=china-destroyer-consolidates-innovations-other-ship-advances
  4. ^ a b c d Gormley et. al: p.102
  5. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2015, p.39
  6. ^ Kopp, Carlo; Andrew, Martin (27 January 2014). "PLA Cruise Missiles; PLA Air - Surface Missiles". ausairpower.net. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Easton: p.1
  8. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2011, p.2
  9. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2011, p.31
  10. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2012, p.21
  11. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2012, p.42
  12. ^ United States National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs Office: p.27
  13. ^ a b c Easton: p.3
  14. ^ United States National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs Office: p.29
  15. ^ DF-10 / CJ-10 / DH-10 surface-to-surface cruise missile - Armyrecognition.com
  16. ^ Glimpse of China’s New Fighter Fuels Rumors - Defensenews.com, 5 August 2012
  17. ^ a b Minnick, Wendell (21 September 2004). "China tests new land-attack cruise missile". Jane's. Archived from the original on 29 September 2004. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "China's anti-ship missiles YJ-12 and YJ-100 revealed", China Mail, 4 February 2015
  19. ^ Rahmat, Ridzwan (14 October 2014). "PLAN commissions fourth Dahua-class vessel". Jane's. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ a b Fisher, Richard D., Jr. (4 September 2015). "China showcases new weapon systems at 3 September parade". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  23. ^ Easton: p.5
  24. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2015, p.46
  25. ^ Gormley et. al: p.103
  26. ^ United States Office of the Secretary of Defense: Annual Report To Congress 2010, p.31
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