The YJ-62 (Chinese: 鹰击-62; pinyin: yingji-62; lit. 'eagle strike 62') is a Chinese subsonic anti-ship cruise missile. It is manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Third Academy.[1]

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TypeAnti-ship cruise missile
Land-attack cruise missile (CM-602G)
Place of originPeople's Republic of China
Service history
In serviceprior to 2005 – present
Used byPeople's Liberation Army Navy
Production history
ManufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
Producedprior to 2005
Warhead210 kg (YJ-62)
300 kg (C-602)
480 kg (CM-602G)

400 km (YJ-62)
280 km (C-602)
290 km (CM-602G)
Flight altitude7 – 10 meter terminal
Maximum speed Mach 0.6-0.8
Inertial/active terminal guidance


YJ-62A on a TA580/TAS5380

In a September 2014 article published in Joint Forces Quarterly, the YJ-62 is credited with a 210 kg (460 lb) warhead, a speed of Mach 0.6 – Mach 0.8 (735–980 km/h; 457–609 mph), and a sea-skimming terminal attack height of 7–10 metres. The missile has an inertial guidance system using GPS and BeiDou data, and an active terminal sensor. YJ-62A is credited with a range of up to 400 km (250 mi; 220 nmi).[1] In lieu of official data, the United States Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence believes it is likely the YJ-62 has a longer range than the 150 nautical miles (170 mi; 280 km) of the C-602 export version,[2] at least 400 km.[3]

The missile is deployed aboard Type 052C destroyers, and by coastal defence units using three-round transporter erector launchers.[1][4]


The C-602 is the export version of the YJ-62, claimed to have a range of 280 km, a 300 kg (660 lb) semi-armour-piercing warhead, and GPS guidance. The reduced range is in accordance with Missile Technology Control Regime restrictions.[1]

The C-602 was revealed in September 2005,[1] and displayed outside of China for the first time at the African Aerospace and Defence exhibition in 2006.[4]


The CM-602G is a land-attack version of the C-602. It is advertised as having a range of 290 km (180 mi), a 480 kg (1,060 lb) penetrating blast/fragmentation warhead, and an inertial guidance system using GPS data which may be augmented to provide man-in-the-loop control.[5]

The missile was revealed at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in 2012.[5]


Chinese sailors standing next to Haikou's anti-ship missile launchers in 2012.
  People's Republic of China


  1. ^ a b c d e Gormley, Dennis M.; Erickson, Andrew S.; Yuan, Jingdong (30 September 2014). "A Potent Vector: Assessing Chinese Cruise Missile Developments". Joint Forces Quarterly. National Defense University (75): 101–102. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  2. ^ United States Navy Office of Naval Intelligence (2015). The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century (PDF) (Report). p. 16. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ Fisher, Richard D. Jr. (23 March 2016). "Imagery suggests China has deployed YJ-62 anti-ship missiles to Woody Island". janes.com. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "China Offers YJ-62/C-602 Anti-Ship Cruise Missile for Export". Missilethreat.com. 27 September 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Jane's Information Group (5 December 2012). "Jane's Defence Weekly". 49 (49): 32. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Dutton, Peter; Erickson, Andrew S.; Martinson, Ryan, eds. (February 2014). China's Near Seas Combat Capabilities (Report). China Maritime Studies. Vol. 11. United States Naval War College. p. 5. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Zarb cruise missile boosts Coastal Defence". asianmilitaryreview.com. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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