14 May 2014

PLA’s ‘Long Sword’ Missiles Deadly to US, Japan, Taiwan: Report

PLA’s ‘Long Sword’ Missiles Deadly to US, Japan, Taiwan: Report,” Want China Times, 14 May 2014.

… The May 12 article, jointly written by military experts Dennis Gormley from the University of Pittsburgh, Andrew S Erickson from the Naval War College in Newport and Jingdong Yuan from the University of Sydney, claims that China’s cruise missile development has been advancing rapidly under the radar while the US Navy has limited itself severely in both the type and quantity of its own anti-ship cruise missiles.

In terms of land-attack cruise missiles, China has deployed the air-launched YJ-63 with a range of 200 km and the 1,500+ km-range ground-launched DH-10, the article said, adding that both systems have benefited from technical assistance from Russia. …

For the article quoted here, see Dennis GormleyAndrew S. Erickson, and Jingdong Yuan, “China’s Cruise Missiles: Flying Fast Under the Public’s Radar,” The National Interest (12 May 2014).

For full-text access to the book on which the article is based, see Dennis M. Gormley, Andrew S. Erickson, and Jingdong Yuan, A Low-Visibility Force Multiplier: Assessing China’s Cruise Missile Ambitions (Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press, 2014).

Related analysis is available here: Andrew S. Erickson and Jingdong Yuan, “Antiaccess and China’s Air-Launched Cruise Missiles,” in Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein, eds.Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011), 275-86.