PLAN Anti-ship/surface missiles


supersnoop

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The export version is called CM-803B, so I would assume the domestic version to be YJ-83B.
Revisiting our previous discussion, it does appear that this canted nose version is dual seeker than?
The one with the bulb on the bottom is perhaps non-IIR seeker or maybe some a transitional product (something like 052C)?
 

Tam

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Revisiting our previous discussion, it does appear that this canted nose version is dual seeker than?
The one with the bulb on the bottom is perhaps non-IIR seeker or maybe some a transitional product (something like 052C)?

In my personal opinion, its the reverse. The one with the bulb on the bottom has an active radar seeker plus an IR seeker similar to what AAMs use (PL-8, PL-10, etc,.) This setup, while ECM resistant, is single role only for anti-ship. The one with the canted nose is a singular, not dual, IIR only seeker that has combined both anti-ship and anti-land capabilities. Means you can use it to attack land targets, such as land based launchers of anti-ship missiles. One is a dual seeker but the other one is a dual role seeker. Both versions are simultaneously deployed, not superceding one or the other, with the fleet for different roles.
 

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