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YJ-62 / C-602

In order to respond to threats from the sea, China's military has always attached great importance to the development of anti-ship missiles, with a view to developing a range of 15-500 kilometers and a speed of Mach 0.85-2.5. The reflection platform takes into account the comprehensive anti-ship missiles of land, sea and air.

The Eagle-62 is the third-generation anti-ship missile of the Chinese Navy. It was finalized in 2004 and equipped with the 052C destroyer "Lanzhou Ship". At present, the Eagle-62 anti-ship missile can be seen from many places, but because of its The projectile body and weight are too large to be suitable for the use of the J-15 carrier aircraft. The H-6 series bombers are more suitable. In addition, the Eagle-62 was moved to the road mobile launch vehicle. The Eagle-62 anti-ship missile is also deployed to Yongxing Island .

The Eagle-62 anti-ship missile has a maximum range of 500 kilometers (some say 650 kilometers, foreign trade version 290 kilometers), can carry 450 kg of high-explosive armor-piercing warheads, although the maximum speed is only 0.9 Mach, but it can use 7 meters sweep The attack method of sea flight attacks the enemy ship. In theory, a eagle-62 anti-ship missile can cause a 5000-7000 ton destroyer to lose its combat effectiveness.

When the Eagle-62 missile was first equipped with troops, its performance indicators were very eye-catching. Chinas own version of the Eagle-62 missile has an ultra-long range of close to 400 kilometers and a flying speed of about Mach 0.8. It uses inertial + GPS + terminal active radar guidance. Low altitude penetration. Equipped with a warhead weighing up to 300 kilograms, a 5,000-ton warship can be seriously injured or even sunk with only one effective hit.

As the first long-range heavy-duty anti-ship missile of the Chinese Navy, the Eagle-62 anti-ship missile has greatly improved the Chinese Navy. The anti-ship missile is about 7 meters long (with booster) and has a body diameter of 0.54 meters, the missile weighs about 1.3 tons.

The YJ-62 anti-ship missile is no longer the first heavy anti-ship missile in China. The more advanced YJ-18 and YJ-12 anti-ship missiles have been in service, and the YJ-18 has been equipped with a large number of 052D destroyers, Type 093 nuclear submarine and Type 055 destroyer, etc. The Eagle-62 heavy anti-ship missile has developed a variety of foreign trade models, which are mainly sold to Bakista, Myanmar and other countries, and the CM-602G land attack cruise missile model has been derived, and the warhead has reached 480 kilogram

The YJ-62 anti-shipping cruise missile is the PLAN counterpart to the anti-shipping variant of the RGM-109 Tomahawk, and has a generally similar configuration to the Tomahawk. However, compared to the Tomahawk, fins are rather smaller, more forward of the exhaust, and disposed X rather than T. The air scoop inlet is rather larger, and fixed rather than deployable.

Eagle Strike 62 is known as the "Red Tomahawk" and is a long-range anti-ship cruise missile equipped by our military, which mainly fills the gap in long-range anti-ship missiles. China's military attaches great importance to anti-ship missiles, and has planned several series, hoping to cover an anti-ship firepower network with a distance of 15~500 kilometers, covering three-dimensional platforms on shore, water and air, with radar and infrared light guidance. However, there is a big gap between the Eagle Strike 62 and the American BGM-109 "Tomahawk", which is equivalent to the Western level in the late 1980s, especially the miniature turbofan engine that requires very high performance and reliability. (Eagle Strike 62 uses a turbojet engine). The construction of the "Beidou" II global navigation system also determines the overall application performance of the Yingzhe 62.

The Eagle Strike 62 has a total length of 6.8 meters, a diameter of 0.54 meters, a wingspan of 2.9 meters, a payload of 1,240 kg, and a maximum speed of Mach 0.9. From the appearance point of view, the aerodynamic layout of the Eagle Strike 62 is similar to that of the "Tomahawk". It uses a larger in-line projectile body plus a medium wing and a large chord aspect ratio plane layout. The oval warhead has a cylindrical central part and a tail part. It has a truncated cone, cross-shaped tail wing, and a tandem solid rocket propeller at the rear. The guiding conductor of the Eagle Strike 62 adopts relay guidance and frequency agility technology active monopulse radar terminal seeker, in addition, it can also be equipped with a satellite navigation system, which can improve the accuracy of relay guidance.

The Eagle Strike 62 is a long-range anti-ship missile, and it forms a high-low matching pattern with the Eagle Strike 83 anti-ship missile. According to estimates, an Eagle Strike 62 can make a destroyer of 5000-7000 ton class lose its combat effectiveness. The YJ62 anti-ship missile was initially equipped on the 052C destroyer "Lanzhou" in 2004. In 2009, the shore-based Eagle Strike 62 also made a public appearance at the 60th anniversary of my countrys National Day military parade. The air-based Eagle Strike 62 can also be carried on the H-6H/6K, which can be described as a generalist.

The YJ-62 / C-602 is a medium-range, sea-skimming cruise missile that can be launched from air, land or sea. Despite carrying the development variant designation of the YJ-6 (C-601, SS-N-2 Styx copy, NATO reporting name: CAS-1 Kraken) anti-ship missile family, the new YJ-62 bears little resemblance to the YJ-6. The missile body of the YJ-62 appears to be much slimmer and lighter, and clearly a more modern design than the YJ-6.

Each missile carries a 300 kg armor-piercing high-explosive warhead. The C602 wings can be folded back, and the location of the fixed scoop inlet is on the ventral side of the missile, mounted slightly forward of the cruciform tail fins. It uses a turbojet engine, and can reach a maximum range of 280 km and a minimum range of 40-60 kilometers. The YJ-62 has high subsonic speed, with a maximum flight speed of about Mach 0.6-0.8. The cruise height of 30 meters, and the last segment of the flight can go down to an altitude of 7-10 meters. The YJ-62 is still making use of the Chinese anti-ship missile active radar guidance system, the specific form an agile monopulse radar system. The role of airborne radar from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the small YJ-83 (C-803) anti-ship missiles, airborne radar missile range is only 25 kilometers. The YJ-62 radar may be plus or minus 40 degrees to the sea fan search.

A standard coastal battery consists of four launch vehicles, each with three missiles, plus command and support vehicles. On ships, the YJ-62/C-602 launchers are typically positioned in pairs, as on the Type 052C (Lanzhou-class) destroyers of the People's Liberation Army Navy, first deployed in 2004. The 04 October 2006 issue of Jane's Defence Weekly reported that the YJ-62 anti-ship cruise missile was displayed from September 20 to 24 at the African Aerospace and Defence exhibition at Ysterplaat Air Base in Cape Town, South Africa. This was the first time the C-602 had been formally shown internationally.

The Eagle-62 missile began to be equipped with troops in 2008. At that time, it became China's strongest anti-ship cruise missile with its long range and great power. For example, the 052C "China Aegis" class destroyer was equipped with 2 quadruple "Eagle Strike". "-62 anti-ship missiles. In addition, the coastal defense forces are also equipped with a large number of shore-based models.

The PLA completed an upgrade to the ground-launched YJ-62 ASCM in 2008. The new variant, the YJ-62C, has a range of more than 150 NM. According to press reports, by 2009 the PLA Navy had deployed 120 YJ-62Cs to naval bases in Fujian province, across from Taiwan.

The main application countries are China, Myanmar and Pakistan. The export version of the Eagle-62 missile is named C-602 missile. Due to the restrictions of international treaties, its range has been reduced to 280 kilometers, and other performance indicators remain basically unchanged. In general, the Eagle-62 missile In terms of comprehensive strike capability, it clearly surpasses the Eagle-83 series missiles.

In 2009 the Pakistan Navy purchased 120 Chinese C-602 long range anti-ship cruise missiles to counter the threat posed to the surface fleet of Pakistan's navy by the proliferation of the Russian supersonic AntiShip missiles P-800 Oniks / Yakhont / PJ-10 Brahmos. In order to comply with regulations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), maximum range has been downgraded to less than 300 km. The YJ-62 missile may be the basis for a future PLAN land attack cruise missile comparable to US Navy's Tomahawk. The YJ-62 can be fitted with an alternative seeker to enable engagement of land targets.

Length 6.1m (without booster);
7m (with booster)
Diameter 533 mm / 0.54 m
Wingspan N/A
Launch weight 1,140kg (without booster);
1,350kg (with booster)
Warhead 300kg HE
Propulsion One turbojet/turbofan engine, one solid booster
Max speed Mach 0.9
Max range 280km / 150 NM
Flight Altitude 30m (flight); 7~10 m (attacking)
Guidance Mode Inertial + GPS, terminal active radar
Single-Shot Hit Probability N/A

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