C-701 (YJ-7)

Operator: Iran
Status: In Service
Number: 40
Acquired: 2001-2004
General Specs:
Country of origin: China
Manufacturer: China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy (CHETA)
Introduced: 1998
Range: ~9.32 – 12.43 miles (~15-20 km)
Warhead: 29 kg time-delayed semi-armor piercing anti-personnel blast warhead
Speed: 0.8 Mach
Weight: 220.46 lbs (100 kg)
Length: 8.20 ft (2.5 m)
Diameter: 7.08 inches (18 cm)
Wingspan: 23.11 inches (unfolded) or 17.72 inches (folded) (58.7 cm (unfolded) 45.0 cm (folded))
Propellant: Solid rocket motor
Guidance System:
Accuracy: 95% single shot probability
Launch Platform: Land, Sea and Air Platforms
Misc: It can be fitted with one of three seeker options including TV, infrared image, millimetre radar;
The missile has a cylindrical body and either a rounded glass nose for electro-optical imaging or a solid nose for millimeter radar homing.


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