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World Air Force News - China
 
 
CM-400AKG a New export variant of an anti-ship missile from China (Russian Media).
 

The CM-400AKG supersonic cruise missile designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (an export version of China's YJ-12 anti-ship missile). The missile seems to be design to be integrated on the FC-1 Xiaolong / JF-17 Thunder and therefore has a potential export customer: Pakistan

     
The CM-400AKG supersonic cruise missile designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (an export version of China's YJ-12 anti-ship missile). The missile seems to be design to be integrated on the FC-1 Xiaolong / JF-17 Thunder and therefore has a potential export customer: Pakistan
JF-17 Thunder (photo credit: PAC)
     

The CM-400AKG was demonstrated to the public for the first time during the Zhuhai airshow last year. The YJ-12 was originally designed to be used against multiple targets including US aircraft carriers with a combat range of 500 kilometers and can be carried by various platforms such as bombers like the H-6 and JH-7, fighter jets such as the J-11B, J-15, J-16 and Su-30MKK and Type 052D destroyers. However, the range of the CM-400AKG has been reduced to 250 kilometers to meet export restrictions of the international Missile Technology Control Regime.

The missile can be launched when the aircraft reaches speeds of between 750 and 800 kilometers an hour, the report said. The speed of the Chinese supersonic cruise missile is between mach 3.5 to mach 4. It can be equipped with high-explosive and armor-piercing warheads.

Insiders said that the missile was designed for the FC-1 Xiaolong also known as JF-17 Thunder, a fighter jointly developed by China and Pakistan. According to Russian media cited by Want China Times (Taiwan).