PLAN Anti-ship/surface missiles


ougoah

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Has the PLA decided to settle on which ASHM to use? YJ-12 or YJ-18 or CJ-100

It seems like the navy prefers YJ-18 as its the only one that can be vertically launched, but coastal defence and fighters prefer YJ-12. I don't think I've seen the CJ-100 other than the one time it was shown at parade.
Do you mean CJ-10? That isn't an AShM. PLA as in the combined forces are using both YJ-12 and YJ-18. YJ-12 are also on plenty of PLAN ships. YJ-12 are land launched, ship launched, air launched while YJ-18 are land, submarine, and ship launched. Both are the main anti-ship missiles used by PLA combined. YJ-18 just has slower cruise speed, slightly slower final sprint speed but longer range than YJ-12.
 

ougoah

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Oh sorry there is indeed a YJ-100 (not CJ-100) that is basically an AShM version of the CJ-10 cruise missile. I don't think that's a main AShM in PLA though. At least it's probably not as effective as YJ-18 and guiding something subsonic that far out into open terrain of the ocean is probably not going to be very effective. May as well free up those guidance for AShBMs and HGVs.

I think YJ-62 is still in service and fills the role well enough. Is there reliable targeting and guidance to make use of YJ-100's range against surface targets?
 

sndef888

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Do you mean CJ-10? That isn't an AShM. PLA as in the combined forces are using both YJ-12 and YJ-18. YJ-12 are also on plenty of PLAN ships. YJ-12 are land launched, ship launched, air launched while YJ-18 are land, submarine, and ship launched. Both are the main anti-ship missiles used by PLA combined. YJ-18 just has slower cruise speed, slightly slower final sprint speed but longer range than YJ-12.
There is land version of YJ-18? The only pictures I could find look like unconfirmed prototypes from years ago. If I am not wrong YJ-18 has not been publicly displayed
 

ougoah

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There is land version of YJ-18? The only pictures I could find look like unconfirmed prototypes from years ago. If I am not wrong YJ-18 has not been publicly displayed
There may not be land launched YJ-18. Sorry was thinking of mockups and YJ-62 along with other land launched anti-ship cruise missiles like YJ-82 and YJ-83.

YJ-18 is as far as we know, is either vertically launched or sub launched. So ship and submarine only as far as we know.
 

Tam

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YJ-83 is still widely used in the PLAN with the 056 and 054A ships. Maybe for some things, a smaller 700kg antiship missile will suffice, and you don't need to use a 2000kg plus supersonic missile. For example, a battle between corvettes and missile FACs vs. corvettes and missile FACs.

YJ-62 is still used not just on the 052C, but also as a land based antiship missile.

YJ-62 Long Range Anti Ship Cruise Missile (ACSM) Yingji-62 People's Liberation Army Navy expor...jpg



CJ-10 or DH-10 names are dropped. Its called DF-10.

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