Saturday, July 28, 2012

China developing navalised version of DH-10 cruise missile

A DH-10 launcher is pictures on a PLAN test ship
A sea-launched based cruise missile capability is a logical, albeit worrying, development in Chinese LACM capabilities

The People’s Liberation Army Navy appears to be developing a ship-borne variant of the land-based Dong Hai-10 (DH-10) land attack cruise missile. 

Images of the launcher mounted on PLAN test vessel hull 892 could be the first concrete evidence that a naval variant of the DH-10 LACM is being evaluated or certified by the Chinese navy, which would provide the service with its first strategic land attack capability.

My article, published today in Jane's Defence Weekly, continues here (subscription required).

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