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Airshow China: Controversial cruise missile breaks cover

13th November 2014 - 16:22 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Zhuhai


A new cruise missile named the CX-1 garnered attention and courted controversy at Airshow China in Zhuhai. 

A supersonic product from the 1st Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the missile was likely developed using technology related to Yakhont cruise missiles that were obtained by China in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse.

The reason the CX-1 caused such a flurry is that the joint Indo-Russian BrahMos missile was also originally based on Yakhont technology, helping to explain the two types’ uncanny resemblance.

However, what is angering both Russia and India is that China is

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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