Monday, August 22, 2016

China Is Developing Their Own Version Of A Cruise Missile

Marine corps vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles drive past the Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing © Damir Sagolj / Reuters

National Interest: Is China Getting Ready to Build Its Own Lethal Tomahawk Cruise Missiles?

While the Russian Kalibr cruise missile continues to capture the spotlight in Syria, on the other side of the globe, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is also developing advanced long-range precision strike weapons. Indeed, Chinese designers are hoping to develop a family of modular cruise missiles that could match many of the capabilities found onboard the U.S. Navy’s Block IV Tomahawks—including the ability to retarget in-flight.

“Our future cruise missiles will have a very high level of artificial intelligence and automation," Wang Changqing, director of the General Design Department of the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp told China Daily. “They will allow commanders to control them in a real-time manner, or to use a fire-and-forget mode, or even to add more tasks to in-flight missiles.”

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More News On China Developing Their Own Version Of A Cruise Missile

China building modular next-generation cruise missiles using artificial intelligence -- IBTimes
AI cruise control: China wants high-level artificial intelligence for next-gen missiles -- RT
China's 'death drones': Nation is eyeing killer cruise missiles powered by artificial intelligence -- Daily Mail
China's next cruise missiles will use modular construction and a high level of artificial intelligence -- Next Big Future

Hat tip to RRH for this link.

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