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Fish Type 8 (Yu-8) rocket-assisted torpedo [RAT]

Yu-8 [Type 8 Fish] Chinese torpedo After the Second World War, the United States began to develop anti-submarine missiles. In 1961, it was equipped with ASROC anti-submarine missiles launched by surface ships with a range of more than 10 kilometers. In 1964, it was equipped with SUBROC launched by submarines. Anti-submarine missiles with a range of 55 kilometers; in the early 1980s, the development of new long-range anti-submarine missiles began. Since the 1970s, the Soviet Union has been equipped with SS-N-14, SS-N-15, SS-N-16 anti-submarine missiles.

The People's Liberation Army Navy held a large-scale exercise in the South China Sea at the end of July 2015. At that time, the most striking was the first live-fire launch of the "Fish-8 new anti-submarine missile". The core strength of the 054A combat system is the two missiles equipped with its vertical missile launcher: the Haihongqi-16 medium-range air defense missile and the fish-8 rocket booster anti-submarine torpedo. "Fish-8" is the first type of anti-submarine missile (also known as "Fish-8" rocket-assisted torpedo) officially installed by the People's Liberation Army Navy. It was developed by the China Shipbuilding Industry Group 705 Research Institute. It was officially established in 2002 and completed in 2006. The test was finalized and first installed on the 054A missile frigate.

The Chinese Navy's active fish-8 torpedo was developed by Kunming Branch of the 705 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. It was established in 2002 and completed in 2006. It was first installed in the Chinese Navy 054A missile frigate. The "Fish-8" anti-submarine missile and the Hongqi-16 type ship-to-air missile not only share the vertical launch system, but also the launch control system is compatible, thus eliminating many facilities and achieving very good versatility. At the same time, other ships can use the Eagle Strike 83 anti-ship missile launcher to launch a "fish-8".

The "Fish-8" anti-submarine missile has a maximum range of tens of kilometers. Its take-off mode, compatibility, attack distance and guidance precision are at an advanced level in the world. It is fast sailing underwater and uses composite guidance, mainly for attacking submarines. And has a certain anti-ship capability.

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