Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First publicly-released photo of the YJ-82 submarine-launched missile

This submarine-launched missile was derived from the standard YJ-82 SSM that has been in service with the PLAN over 20 years. It also enjoys export successes with number of navies around the world. Until today's PLA Daily article (here) there is no photo of this submarine-launched variant with it's specially designed launcher capsule available to the pubic .

Perhaps in keeping up with China's recent submarine export drive to Thailand (here) and Pakistan (here), it feels the need to release more information about its under-water warfare systems to the market.


4 comments:

Sean said...

That's an undersea mine not a missile

Racine Fontenele said...

Amigos! Nova mensagem - http://racinefontenele.blogspot.com/2010/12/tempo-para-acertar.html

Coatepeque said...

it is a missile, verified by a submariner.

Editor said...

Now we know what was launched off the California coast recently.