CX-1 Cruise Missile

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    Wow, a new cruise missile named CX-1. What a surprise (at least to me)! Does anyone know the specs on this thing?

    Quite a substantial missile with three sets of (control) fins. To my untrained eyes, it looks larger than the P-800 Oniks and maybe as long as the P-700 Shipwreck. The length indicates both a substantial range and warhead. Likely ramjet powered and supersonic throughout its flight profile. The shock cone is sharper than the P-800's and more closely resembles that of the P-700.

    Beyond the specs, I'm very curious as what platforms are capable of launching this missile.

    IMHO, this may well be a notable strategic development, since it could significantly add to the challenges facing the US carriers, not to mention much smaller combatants.

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    P.S. This year's Zhuhai is shaping up to be one hell of a show.
     
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    The slogan on the back reads "aerospace technology creates a wonderful life"
     
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    I wonder how a killing machine would create a wonderful life?
     
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    »Ø¸´: CX-1 Cruise Missile

    OK guys, please offer your thoughts on the missile. I'm brimming with curiosity.
     
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    IMHO, exactly what the PLAN needs, if it was smaller and could be fitted into the new VLS of the 052D/055.
    IMHO YJ-18 is inadequate due to its long subsonic mid-course cruise, which makes it easily to be intercepted with the help of carrier AEW and RIM-174A SM-6s.

    But if its truly that large, I do not think that we can expect it to be used by anything other than shore-based launchers. Not even H-6s would be able to carry a ship-wreck sized missile, if the YJ-12 is already pushing them to the limits.

    Too bad. P-800/Brahmos would have been a great mainstay AShM for the PLAN's future destroyer force.:(
     
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    Investment in the aerospace industry has implications across society as a whole. Many technologies now prevalent were invented by NASA for space missions; it's to be expected that something similar would occur for China.
     
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    Isn't the new VLS something like 9-10 meters in depth? That could allow the CX-1 to barely squeeze in. BR is going to explode.
     
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    Looks like it is 8-9m long and half a meter in diameter. Must be a Brahmos equivalent.
     
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    Looks more then half a meter i diameter. More like 0,7-0,8 meters.
     
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