China Completes Development of AR-1B Missile

On November 13, IHS Jane’s reported that the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has completed development of its AR-1B precision missile. During Airshow China 2018, a CASC spokesperson told Jane’s the missile will be used for armed reconnaissance and UAV missions. The new missile has a maximum speed of Mach 1 (343 m/s) and a range of 10 km, with a wider field-of-view for its seeker, giving it greater precision strike capability. The AR-1B also carries a 43 kg armour-piercing shaped charge or blast fragmentation warhead.