|Status:||In Service||In Service|
|Country of origin:||China|
|Manufacturer:||China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy (CHETA)|
|Introduced:||Preliminary designs appeared in 1975; certified for serive in 1987.|
|Range:||4.97 – 24.85 miles (8 – 40 km)|
|Warhead:||Semi-armor piercing anti-personnel blast warhead; 363.76 lbs HE (165 kg)|
|Weight:||1377.89 lbs (625 kg)|
|Length:||19.06 ft (5.84 m)|
|Diameter:||1.18 ft (0.36 m)|
|Wingspan:||3.87 ft (1.18 m)|
|Propellant:||1 x Solid rocket engine + 1 x Solid booster|
|Guidance System:||Terminal guidance radar with monopulse system that possesses anti-jamming capabilities|
|High precision radio altimeter|
|Accuracy:||75% single shot probability|
|Launch Platform:||Capable of use on speedboats, submarines, and surface ships|
|Misc:||Said to be derived from the French Exocet missile;|
|Slim cylinder with an ovoid nose, fixed trapezoid wings and short fins at the end of its body.|
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