C-802 (CSS-N-8 Saccade)

Operator: Iran Algeria Syria Hezbollah
Status: In Service In Service/On Order In Service/On Order In Service
Number: 380 25/50 40/10 Unknown
Cost: Unknown
Acquired: 1992-2012 1st Order: 2000-2002 2009- Before 2006
2nd Order: Ordered 2012
General Specs:
Country of origin: China
Manufacturer: China: China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy (CHETA) (known as the YJ-82)
Iran produces a copy known as the ‘Noor’
Introduced: 1988
Range: 74.56 miles (120 km)
Warhead: 363 lbs (165 kg)
Speed: Mach 0.9
Weight: 1576.31 lbs (715 kg)
Length: 20.96 ft (6.39 m)
Diameter: 14.17 inches (36 cm)
Wingspan: 3.87 ft (1.18 m)
Propellant: Small turbojet engine
Guidance System: Active / Inertial with anti-jamming capability
Accuracy: 98 percent hit probability
Launch Platform: Aircraft, surface ships, submarines, and land-based batteries.
Kaman/Sina class Djebel Chenoua class Tir class
Misc: Hezbollah reportedly launched two C-802s at the INS Hanit off the Lebanese coast. The first missile overshot, hitting and sinking an Egyptian merchant ship. The second hit the Hanit, killing four crew members but only damaging the ship. The Hanit return to port on its own power.

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