Wendell Minnick
Wendell Minnick

Some might be focused on China´s growth as a military power, just along comes its ability to sell weaponry on the international market. Defense analyst Wendell Minnick notes in Defense News a new cruise missile in its arsenal.

Wendell Minnick:

The new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile made its debut at Airshow China in Zhuhai, in the southern province of Guangdong near Hong Kong, on Tuesday.

The 128-kilometer range missile is the product of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), which also makes unmanned aerial vehicles and land-attack/anti-ship cruise missiles. A CASIC official at the display said the missile is in production.

The CM-708UNA is launched by torpedo tube and is applicable for various submarines for targeting medium-to-large ships and inshore targets. The missile uses a strap-down inertial navigation system plus satellite navigation, a high-precision radar seeker and digital control. The missile is powered by a turbo engine and solid rocket booster.

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