Image Confirms Chinese Ground-Launched YJ-12 ASCM

An image released online in early November appears to show a ground-launched version of China’s YJ-12 antiship cruise missile. The missile is paired with a five-axle TEL, similar to that paired with China’s CJ-10 cruise missile. The YJ-12 is a supersonic cruise missile with an estimated range of 400-500 km while carrying a 200 kg payload. The ground-launched variant may be designated the YJ-12B.