CX-1 Cruise Missile


by78

Brigadier
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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by78

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OK guys, please offer your thoughts on the missile. I'm brimming with curiosity.
 
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Insignius

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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.:(
 

jobjed

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Skywatcher

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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.:(
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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