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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
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Origin: China
Corporations: China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation CASIC
Parent System: YJ-12
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2015
Total Production: ?
Family Members: CM-400AKG, YJ-12 ARM, YJ-12 ASM and YJ-12E
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Description: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) YJ-12 is a family of air-launched, long-range, highly supersonic missiles designed to take out large surface ships, radar sites and ground-based targets protected by sophisticated air defense systems such as the US Navy's AEGIS weapon system. Its development started in the late 1990s or early 2000s under the management of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC). The missile's navigation system combines the Inertial navigation system (INS) with the Beidou satellite positioning system for the mid course with the terminal guidance carried out by an active radar seeker or an infrared imaging sensor. The propulsion system combines a solid fuel rocket booster and a liquid fuel ramjet to achieve Mach 3 or 4 top speed. The missile can be fitted with either a blast fragmentation or a penetration warhead depending on the mission profile. The YJ-12 is a heavyweight missile with two missiles carried by the new H-6K bomber and only one on the JH-7B attack aircraft. The YJ-12 missile leverages some technologies from the Soviet Kh-15 Mach 5 cruise missile of the 1980s. The PLA may put into service this new missile family in the 2015-2020 timeframe.

The YJ-12 anti-ship missile has a range of 250 to 300 kilometers or up to 400 kilometers flying at very high altitude achieving speeds of Mach 3 or 4 depending on the launch altitude and flight path. For a maximum range of 400 kilometers the missile may be able to fly at an altitude of 40 kilometers. The 400-to-500 kilogram warhead guarantees that the ship is destroyed or disabled in the case of very large ships such as amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers. The warhead actual weight may be of roughly 200 kg but the highly supersonic speed may increase its harming power to an equivalent of 400-to-500 kg. The terminal guidance relies on an active radar seeker. The YJ-12 anti-ship missile can be launched from PLA H-6G/K medium bombers and JH-7B fighter bombers. An early version of the missile could have been deployed by 2005 but this information remains uncertain.

YJ-12 Applications

Combat Aircraft H-6K JH-7B Su-30MKK

YJ-12 Specifications

Max Range: 400 kilometer (216 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 4 mach (4,782 kph)
Warhead: 500 kilogram (1,102 pound)
Weight: 2,000 kilogram (4,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

YJ-12 News

There are 4 news between
4 Feb 2015 and 23 May 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019US Navy Destroyers to Deploy HELIOS Laser Anti-Missile Weapon in 2021
Friday, February 1, 2019China to Employ Su-30MKK/MK2 Jets to Engage US Aircraft Carriers
Friday, November 11, 2016China Unveils CM-302 Supersonic Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
Wednesday, February 4, 2015China Reveals YJ-12 Supersonic and YJ-100 Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles

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