China unveils the new CM-401 missile

China unveils the new CM-401 missile

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) unveiled the new anti-ship missile CM-401 at the Airshow China 2018.

The CM-401 missile is a new type of supersonic anti-ship missile, using near space trajectory, and capable of all-course high supersonic maneuverable flight, terminal diving and high velocity top-attacking, as well as various platform launch firing.

It has the characteristics of multi-ballistic coordinated capability, strong penetration ability and system combat. It features an operational range of 15-290km and reaches a Mach 4 cruise and Mach 6 terminal speed, as well as evasive capability such as the M20/Iskander missile system. It is assumed that the missile would have a maximum diameter of 850 mm

The CM-401 can also fire multiple missiles in different ballistic arches, to deceive anti-air/ballistic countermeasures especally from ships. It use ARH to seek surface ships, as well as SAR to target land facilities like ports.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com

 

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