Monday, November 28, 2022

China promotes new CM-401 supersonic ballistic anti-ship missile

Chinese defense company offers its new CM-401 supersonic ballistic anti-ship missile for the export market.

China’s modern indigenously designed and manufactured supersonic ballistic anti-ship missile will make its maiden public appearance during the AirShow China 2018 exhibition, which is set to take place in Zhuhai from 6–11 November.

The CM-401 missile is a new type of hight supersonic ballistic anti-ship missile, using near space trajectory, and capable of all-course high supersonic maneuverable flight, terminal diving and high-velocity top-attacking, various platform launching firing. It is mainly used to rapidly and exactly attack medium-large sized vessels and ships, formations and port targets.


According to company’s officials, it has the characteristics of multi-ballistic coordinated capability, powerful damage capability, strong penetration ability and system combat.

The new CM-401 missile has an estimated top speed of Mach 6 and a maximum range of 290 km.

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