An accidental witness managed to photograph China's new coastal missile system with a YJ-18 anti-ship missile, Chinese media reported.
Three transport-launch containers with anti-ship missiles are located on the launcher. The new missile complex is intended to destroy surface ships of various classes and types: from landing convoys, ship and aircraft carriers, battle groups and single ships.
It can also serve land-based radio-purposes under intense fire and electronic countermeasures.
The new Chinese missile in its appearance and purpose is similar to Russia’s ‘3M-54E’ missile, which may have served as a template for the Chinese missile’s development.