China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) unveiled today the new CX-1 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) at the Zhuhai Airshow 2014.
The missile has two variants; CX-1B that can be truck launched from land and the CX-1A designed to be surface launched from a vessel at sea.
The CX-1 is mainly intended for attack against ships but also has a secondary land attack capability. It has the ability to strike enemy maneuvering surface targets at sea and high value targets on land.
The version designated CX-1A is intended to be fitted on board surface vessels and launched from oblique/slanted container launchers. The CX-1B is the land based version launched from a 8x8 wheeled truck. The vehicle can carry two missiles.
CASC claims that CX-1 has a speed of Mach 2 to Mach 3, has a radar seeker and uses a Lo-High-Lo flight profile. It is likely an export model to comply with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). It is initially being marketed as a ground-launched anti-ship cruise missile that can be used along with short-range ballistic missile and artillery rockets, cued by unmanned aerial vehicles.
It resembles design features similar to Russian-Indian BrahMos or Russian P-800 Oniks (Yakhont) cruise missile and has a range between 50 km and 280 km. It has a cone inlet air intake and similar dimensions.
Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is presenting a series of drones at the Zhuhai Air Show in China this week. The Yilong, or Pterodactyl drone, has garnered much attention and was reportedly selected by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force for purchase, as it was displayed along with other aircraft on active duty
Turbomeca will showcase its Ardiden 3C and Arrius 2 turboshaft engines at Zhuhai Airshow 2014, from 11th to 16th November 2014, the company said in a statement Monday. Developed in 50-50 partnership with Avic Engine, Ardiden 3C was ground tested for the first time in Bordes (France) in November 2013
Rosoboronexport will showcase over 200 samples of aviation products for military use at the Zhuhai Airshow from November 11 to 16 2014. Rosoboronexport is eyeing customers for its multi-role high-agility Sukhoi Su-35 fighter, the Yakovlev Yak-130 training (and combat training) jet, the Mikoyan MiG-29-M2 multi-role frontline fighter, the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A heavy-lift military transport plane and an aerial refueling tanker plane based on the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90 during the show
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China unveiled several land warfare weapons and platforms at Airshow China in Zhuhai last week to cater to a growing demand, particularly in the Middle East, South America and Asia. Earlier this year China tasted a surprise success in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a sale of 150 units of the V-shaped VP11 4x4 wheeled mine-resistant vehicle manufactured by China North Industries Group Corporation (CNIGC)
Chinas Y-20 military transport aircraft recently completed its first flight performance at the recently concluded 10th Zhuhai Airshow 2014, Global Times daily reported today. China is focusing on upgrading the mobility of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and has developed the transport aircraft, the newspaper reported
Russia has rubbished claims that it gave China the BrahMos missile technology which it jointly developed with India after Beijing unveiled the new CX-1 supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) at the Zhuhai Airshow 2014. Developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the missile resembles design features similar to Russian-Indian BrahMos or Russian P-800 Oniks (Yakhont) cruise missile and has a range between 50 km and 280 km
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