C-704 / TL-6/JJ-6 air-to-ship missile
The Aerospace Science and Industry Group demonstrated the C-704 air-to-ship missile, one of the coastal defense weapons systems. The C-704 anti-ship missile weapon system is suitable for multi-platform loading such as airborne, shipboard and land-based motor vehicles, and is used to combat small and medium-sized maritime targets such as frigates and speedboats. It has the characteristics of small size, light weight, high payload ratio, large combat power, high clearness, easy maintenance and anti-jamming capability, and quick technical preparation. It can be replaced with a main TV or an infrared seeker with the ability to attack the ground.
The C-704 anti-ship missile was installed in service around 2005. The C-704 anti-ship missiles apparently made by Iran were seized by the Israeli navy. The C-704 missile appears to be a miniature version of the US "Harpoon" anti-ship missile on the surface, which is about half the size of the latter. However, it is actually based on the Chinese version of the 300 kg "Maverick" missile (C-701 anti-ship missile) improved, but its size is larger than the "Maverick".
Iran has established a factory with the help of China to assemble and produce C-704 anti-ship missiles in the country. The C-704 missile produced by the Iranian license is also known as the "Victory-1" type. The C-704 missile weighs about 400 kilograms and has a range of about 35 kilometers. Its warhead is a warhead weighing about 130 kilograms. The C-704 uses an active radar guidance system to direct its target. This means that the target can hit the target by actively finding the target within the detection range of its radar end guidance system. The C-704 is also a cruise missile that can fly to the target at an altitude of 15-20 meters at an altitude of 800 kilometers per hour.
The C-704 anti-ship missile was developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. It targets ships with a displacement of 1000-4000 tons and is of the same level as the US AGM-119 "Penguin" anti-ship missile. The C-704 anti-ship missile has a range of 106 miles, a warhead weighing 240 pounds and a hit rate of 95.7%.
The TL-6 ship-to-ship missile is a small anti-ship missile independently developed by Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Ltd. Its existence was revealed at the Zhuhai Air Show held in 2004. Previously, the name FL-9 was also used, but now it is unified to TL-6. TL-6 is a name for export, and if it is adopted by the Chinese Navy, it will be given the formal name of the carrier-based JJ-6 (ship 10) and the aircraft-mounted KJ-6 (airship 6). Even in the exhibition at the weapons show, both names were written together as "JJ / TL-6B"). However, as of 2021, the missile has not been confirmed to operate in the Chinese Navy.
Hongdong Industrial Co., Ltd. developed two types of anti -ship missiles, the TL-6 and TL-10 anti-ship missiles for overseas markets. The TL-10 is positioned as a smaller version of the TL-6, and efforts are being made to reduce costs and shorten the development period by standardizing various systems. TL-6 and TL-10 are said to have been developed in collaboration with Iran on the premise of exporting to Iran. However, although the TL-10 is produced in Iran under the name "Kosar", there was information that the TL-6 will be produced locally under the name "Nasr", but in reality it is a different anti-ship made in China. The ship missile ( C-704 ) is being produced as a "Nasr" and it is unknown whether the TL-6 was adopted in Iran.
The TL-6 was developed for use on small surface combatants such as missile boats, patrol boats, air-cushion boats, and corvettes. Each component is modularized, making it easy to change the design according to the mission. The basic design is a ship-to-ship type (TL-6B or JJ / TL-6B), but it is also envisioned to develop an air-to-ship type that can be mounted on helicopters and fighters. The size of the missile is 3.4-3.5m in total length, 280mm in diameter, 900mm in wingspan, and 350-360kg in weight. The shape of the missile is a cylindrical body with four X-shaped cut-off fins for stabilizing the delta wing, and the tail of the body with four fully floating flight control wings in the same X shape.
Missiles are usually loaded into canisters and are mounted on ships as single or multiple rocket launchers. The maximum flight speed of the TL-6 is Mach 0.8-0.9, the minimum range is 4,000m, and the maximum range is 27,000m. The propulsion device is a solid rocket motor, which has a double combustion chamber design and has the ability to change propulsion in two stages. Five exhaust ports are provided at the rear of the main body, and it is said that high mobility can be obtained by adjusting the jet flow from each exhaust port. This propulsion system and exhaust port system are said to have adopted the same system as the TL-10 anti-ship missile developed by Hongdong Industrial Co., Ltd. The warhead part is a semi-armor piercing (SAP) type using high-performance explosives, and the warhead weight is 30 kg. The missile guidance system employs an active radar guidance system that uses the radar seeker mounted on the tip of the missile. It is unknown whether another control system is adopted in the intermediate stage. The missile's reliability is claimed to be 95%.
The TL-6 was expected to complete development around 2006, but the TL-10, which was developed around the same time, was locally produced in Iran. At the Zhuhai Air Show held in November 2008, TL-2 (JJ / TL-2), which seems to be an improved version of TL-6, was released, and Hongdong Industrial Co., Ltd. is proceeding with the improvement of TL-6. However, there is no report of mass production here either.
|Maximum speed||Mach 0.8-0.9|
|Guidance system||Active radar guidance|
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