Monday, November 02, 2009
CCTV features a YJ62C/C602C SSM Battalion.
The YJ62C’s 300+ km range gives the PLAN a significant boost in deployment options compared to the shorter ranged HY-4 and C-802 (80km and 135km) coastal defense SSMs it is replacing. It can be guided by either the Chinese Baidu or the Russian GLONASS GPS navigation system with an internal multimode active/passive radar for terminal guidance. In addition, the YJ62 utilizes an active datalink for mid-course correction from either the GPS or higher command sources making it very difficult to jam. The missile cruises at Mach 0.9 at 7 to 9 meter above sea level and can dive below 7 meters during the terminal attack phase to avoid radar.
It was reported that the Pakistan Navy has purchased 120 C602 SSMs in early 2009 to use against the invading Taliban navy. In order to comply with MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime) guidance, the range of the Pakistan C602 was reduced to 280km.
Posted by Coatepeque at 11:24 AM