List of anti-ship missiles


This is a list of anti-ship missiles.

World War II



  • BrahMos – Supersonic cruise missile (range of 650 km) jointly developed by India and Russia.
  • Nirbhay – Anti-ship cruise missile with the range of 1000 km to 1500 km at the speed of 0.7 to 0.9 mach.(under development)
  • BrahMos-NG  – Miniaturized version of the Brahmos. (under development)
  • BrahMos-II  - Mach 7 Hypersonic cruise missile (range of 1000 km). (under development)
  • Dhanush – A system consisting of stabilization platform and missiles, which has the capability to launch
  • Agni-P  - May be developed into Anti-ship ballistic missile and "carrier killer" .
  • NASM-SR – DRDO Naval Anti-Ship Missile Short Range (Range 55+ km) for Helicopter. (Under development)


  • RN01-SS, anti-ship and land attack missile, currently under development.



Al Salah-Ad-Din 



North Korea


People's Republic of China

  • SY-1 (SS-N-2 Styx) – Shang You 1 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet P-15 Styx ship-to-ship missile, initially produced in the 1960s under license with Soviet-supplied kits. After the Sino-Soviet Split, production resumed with Chinese-made components. [1]
    • SY-1A – Improved SY-1 missile with mono-pulse terminal guidance radar
  • SY-2 (CSS-N-5 Sabot) – Also known as Fei Long 2, radar-guided ship-to-ship missile produced in the 1990s as replacement for the SY-1. Similar to SY-1 in size, the SY-2 can be launched from existing SY-1 launchers. [2]
    • SY-2A – Extended-range version of the SY-2 with new turbojet engine and GPS guidance, can be deployed from air as air-launched anti-ship missile.
    • SY-2B – Improved SY-2A anti-ship missile with supersonic speed and low-level flight.
    • FL-7 – Land-to-ship version of SY-2, for export only
  • HY-1 (CSS-N-1 & CSS-N-2 Silkworm) – The Hai Ying 1 isn extended range anti-ship missile based on the SY-1 design. [3]
    • HY-1J – Ship-to-ship version of HY-1 missile
    • HY-1JA – Improved HY-1J with new radar and better ECM and range
    • HY-1A – Land-to-ship version of HY-1JA
    • HY-1B – Target drone for HQ-2A SAM
    • HJ-1YB – Target drone for HQ-61 SAM
    • YJ-1 – Also known as the C-101, a ramjet powered upgrade to the HY-1. The YJ-1 never entered production, but the engine was used in HY-3.
  • Silkworm missile
  • HY-2 (CSS-C-3 Seersucker) – Also known as the C-201, the Hai Ying 2 is a land-to-ship missile developed from the HY-1. [4] Generally considered obsolete, no ship-to-ship version was built.
    • HY-2A – IR-guided version of HY-2
    • HY-2AII – Improved version of HY-2A
    • HY-2B – Improved HY-2 with mono-pulse radar seeker
    • HY-2BII – Improved HY-2B with new radar seeker
    • C-201W – Extended-range version of HY-2 with turbojet engine, for export only.
  • HY-3 (CSS-C-6 Sawhorse) – Also known as C-301, the HY-3 is an active radar-homing land-to-ship missile with ramjet engine. Developed in 1980s based on HY-2 and YJ-1 technology. [5]
  • HY-4 (CSS-C-7 Sadsack) – Turbojet powered version of HY-2, the HY-4 is a land-to-ship missile with mono-pulse radar. [6]
    • XW-41 – Air-launched land-attack version of HY-4 under development.
  • YJ-6 (CAS-1 Kraken) – Also known as the C-601 air-launched anti-ship missile, developed from HY-2 in 1980s [7]
  • TL-6 – Anti-ship missile designed to engage naval vessel with displacement up to 1,000 tons.
  • TL-10 – Light weight fire and forgot anti-ship missile designed to engage naval vessel with displacement up to 800 tons.
  • YJ-62 – The Yingji 62 is a long-range (400 km) subsonic anti-ship cruise missile [8]
  • YJ-7 – also known as the C-701, the Ying Ji 7 is a lightweight anti-ship missile developed in the 1990s. This missile can be launched from land, air, or sea, with TV, IR image, and millimetre radar guidance. However this is a light anti-ship missile with only 29 kg warhead and 15–20 km range, it was not accepted into service by the PLAN for anti-shipping roles, but instead, it is generally used as an air-to-surface missile instead. [9]
  • C-704 – Anti-ship missile designed to engage ships with displacement between 1,000 tons to 4,000 tons
  • C-705
  • C-801
  • C-802 (CSS-N-4 Sardine) – The Yingji 8 series anti-ship missiles is also known as the C-80X. Unlike previous missiles, the YJ-8 series is developed based on western design concepts, rather than the original Soviet Styx. The YJ-8 is more similar to the French-made Exocet Anti-ship missile. [10] The YJ-8 can be launched from sea, land, air, and even submarines. [11]
    • YJ-8A (C-801A) – YJ-82 with folded wings
    • YJ-8K (C-801K) – Air-launched version of YJ-8 anti-ship missile [12]
    • YJ-8Q (C-801Q) – Submarine-launched version of YJ-8
    • YJ-82 (CSS-N-8 Saccade) – Also known as C-802, extended range (120 km) land-to-ship missile
    • YJ-82A (C-802A) – Improved YJ-82 showcased at DSEI in 2005, with published range of 180 km.
    • YJ-82K (C-802K) – Air-launched version of YJ-82 [13]
    • YJ-83 (C-803) – Extended range supersonic version of YJ-82 developed in the mid 1990s
      YJ-83J missile
    • YJ-83K (C-803K) – Air-launched version of YJ-83
    • YJ-85 (C-805) – Land-attack cruise missile (LACM) version under development
  • YJ-12
  • YJ-18
  • YJ-100
  • DH-10 – Cruise missile able to carry a wide range of warheads, including nuclear and EMP weapons.
  • YJ-91
  • HN-1 – Hong Niao-1 cruise missile
  • HN-2 – Hong Niao-2 cruise missile
  • HN-3 – Hong Niao-3 cruise missile
  • HN-2000 - Hong Niao-2000 cruise missile
  • CX-1 Missile Systems
  • CJ-1 ASM

Republic of China

  • Hsiung Feng I – Brave Wind I is a subsonic ship-to-ship developed by CIST in the 1970s, said to be based on the Israeli Gabriel missile.
  • Hsiung Feng II – Brave Wind II is a subsonic missile with ship-to-ship, surface-to-ship, and air-to-ship versions. It is not an improved version of HF-I, but rather a new design.
  • Hsiung Feng III – Brave Wind III is a state of the art supersonic (Mach 2-3) long range nuclear weapons capable scramjet ship-to-ship missile developed by CIST.[5][6]

South Korea


  • Atmaca – Atmaca is a long-range, all-weather, precision strike, anti-ship cruise missile developed by the Turkish company ROKETSAN
  • SOM - SOM is a modern, autonomous, low observable, high precision air-launched cruise missile along with anti-ship capability.


Joint development





ALAS missile on display at Partner 2011 military fair, Belgrade

ALAS (missile)


United Kingdom

USSR / Russian Federation

P-15 Termit (SS-N-2 Styx)

(Listed by official Soviet/Russian name, followed by GRAU designation and NATO reporting name in parentheses.)

North America

United States

AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile.
An RGM-84 Harpoon missile is launched from an Mk-16 launcher aboard the Knox class frigate USS Badger (FF-1071).

(All missiles based on radar homing unless otherwise noted.)

South America




  1. ^
  2. ^ "Pakistan Tests An Indigenously Developed Anti-Ship Cruise Missile – The Diplomat".
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Taiwanese navy accidentally fires NUCLEAR MISSILE at fishing vessel as tensions in China Strait reach boiling point - World News - Mirror Online".
  6. ^
  7. ^ (in Russian) NPO Mashinostroeniya rockets
  8. ^ (in Russian) 3M51 Alpha Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Россия объявила о наличии противокорабельной ракеты "Кинжал" с дальностью, превышающей китайские аналоги". 9 March 2018.
  13. ^ "The U.S. Navy's Surface Force Just Got A Lot Deadlier". War on the Rocks. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  14. ^ "Lockheed Snags DARPA Anti-Ship Missile Award". AVIATION WEEK. Retrieved 2010-11-14.