Chinese defense industry unveils new CX-1 supersonic cruise missile to strike land and naval targets
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CX-1 supersonic cruise missile at AirShow China 2014
|Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:42 PM|
|Chinese defense industry unveils new CX-1 supersonic cruise missile to strike land and naval targets|
At AirShow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation unveils the new CX-1 supersonic cruise missile which can be used against naval and land targets. A cruise missile is a guided missile, the major portion of whose flight path to its target is conducted at approximately constant velocity. The supersonic missile travel faster than the speed of sound, usually using ramjet engines.
Chinese-made CX-1 supersonic cruise missile at at AirShow China 2014 in Zhuhai, China.
The CX-1 supersonic cruise missile is available in two variants, the CX-1B which can be launched from an 8x8 truck chassis and the CX-1A is a sea version, designed to be launched from a combat ship.
The CX-1 is designed to attack surface and naval targets at low altitudes from 5 to 20 m and high altitude from 15 to 18 km. The ship and ground-launched versions have a range from 40 to 280 km. The missile also has a high level of accuracy, which has been reported as a CEP (circular error probable) less than 20m. The missile can flight at a maximum speed of Mach 2.4.
Two containers of CX-1 supersonic cruise missile can be mounted on an 8x8 truck chassis.
The transporter erector launcher 8x8 truck of CX-1 supersonic cruise missile.