China unveils the new CM-401 missile
- November 6, 2018
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.