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YJ-18 anti-ship missile

Country of Origin: China


The YJ-18 is a Chinese-developed, long-range, sea-skimming, anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM). The missile is estimated to reach speeds between Mach 2.5 and Mach 3 and designed to conduct evasive maneuvers during the terminal phase of an engagement.

The missile has both submarine and surface ship launched variants and resembles the Russian SS-N-27 Sizzler.

The YJ-18 is launched via a short-duration disposable solid-rocket booster. The missile is propelled through its 300-mile...

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