List of anti-ship missiles

World War II

NATO countries

(All missiles based on radar homing unless otherwise noted.)

USSR, Russian Federation

(Listed by official Soviet/Russian name, followed by GRAU designation and NATO reporting name in parentheses.)







  • BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile (range of 500km) jointly developed by India and Russia.
  • Nirbhay – Anti-ship cruise missile. (under development)
  • BrahMos-NG  – Miniaturized version of the Brahmos. (under development)
  • BrahMos-II  - Mach 7 Hypersonic cruise missile (range of 600km). (under development)
  • Dhanush – A system consisting of stabilization platform and missiles, which has the capability to launch *Prithvi.




North Korea

South Korea

People's Republic of China (PRC)

  • SY-1 (SS-N-2 Styx) Shang You 1 is a Chinese copy of the Soviet P-15 Styx ship-to-ship missile, initially produced in the 1960s under license with Soviet-supplied kits. After the Sino-Soviet Split, production resumed with Chinese-made components.
    • SY-1A – Improved SY-1 missile with mono-pulse terminal guidance radar
  • SY-2 (CSS-N-5 Sabot) – Also known as Fei Long 2, radar-guided ship-to-ship missile produced in the 1990s as replacement for the SY-1. Similar to SY-1 in size, the SY-2 can be launched from existing SY-1 launchers.
    • SY-2A – Extended-range version of the SY-2 with new turbojet engine and GPS guidance, can be deployed from air as air-launched anti-ship missile.
    • SY-2B – Improved SY-2A anti-ship missile with supersonic speed and low-level flight.
    • FL-7 – Land-to-ship version of SY-2, for export only
  • HY-1 (CSS-N-1 & CSS-N-2 Silkworm) – The Hai Ying 1 isn extended range anti-ship missile based on the SY-1 design.
    • HY-1J – Ship-to-ship version of HY-1 missile
    • HY-1JA – Improved HY-1J with new radar and better ECM and range
    • HY-1A – Land-to-ship version of HY-1JA
    • HY-1B – Target drone for HQ-2A SAM
    • HJ-1YB – Target drone for HQ-61 SAM
    • YJ-1 – Also known as the C-101, a ramjet powered upgrade to the HY-1. The YJ-1 never entered production, but the engine was used in HY-3.
  • Silkworm missile
  • HY-2 (CSS-C-3 Seersucker) – Also known as the C-201, the Hai Ying 2 is a land-to-ship missile developed from the HY-1. Generally considered obsolete, no ship-to-ship version was built.
    • HY-2A – IR-guided version of HY-2
    • HY-2AII – Improved version of HY-2A
    • HY-2B – Improved HY-2 with mono-pulse radar seeker
    • HY-2BII – Improved HY-2B with new radar seeker
    • C-201W – Extended-range version of HY-2 with turbojet engine, for export only.
  • HY-3 (CSS-C-6 Sawhorse) – Also known as C-301, the HY-3 is an active radar-homing land-to-ship missile with ramjet engine. Developed in 1980s based on HY-2 and YJ-1 technology.
  • HY-4 (CSS-C-7 Sadsack) – Turbojet powered version of HY-2, the HY-4 is a land-to-ship missile with mono-pulse radar.
    • XW-41 – Air-launched land-attack version of HY-4 under development.
  • YJ-6 (CAS-1 Kraken) – Also known as the C-601 air-launched anti-ship missile, developed from HY-2 in 1980s
  • TL-6 – Anti-ship missile designed to engage naval vessel with displacement up to 1,000 tons.
  • TL-10 – Light weight fire and forgot anti-ship missile designed to engage naval vessel with displacement up to 800 tons.
  • YJ-62 – The Yingji 62 is a long-range (400 km) subsonic anti-ship cruise missile
  • YJ-7 – also known as the C-701, the Ying Ji 7 is a lightweight anti-ship missile developed in the 1990s. This missile can be launched from land, air, or sea, with TV, IR image, and millimetre radar guidance. However this is a light anti-ship missile with only 29 kg warhead and 15–20 km range, it was not accepted into service by the PLAN for anti-shipping roles, but instead, it is generally used as an air-to-surface missile instead.
  • C-704 – Anti-ship missile designed to engage ships with displacement between 1,000 tons to 4,000 tons
  • C-705
  • C-801
  • C-802 (CSS-N-4 Sardine) – The Yingji 8 series anti-ship missiles is also known as the C-80X. Unlike previous missiles, the YJ-8 series is developed based on western design concepts, rather than the original Soviet Styx. The YJ-8 is more similar to the French-made Exocet Anti-ship missile. The YJ-8 can be launched from sea, land, air, and even submarines.
    • YJ-8A (C-801A) – YJ-82 with folded wings
    • YJ-8K (C-801K) – Air-launched version of YJ-8 anti-ship missile
    • YJ-8Q (C-801Q) – Submarine-launched version of YJ-8
    • YJ-82 (CSS-N-8 Saccade) – Also known as C-802, extended range (120 km) land-to-ship missile
    • YJ-82A (C-802A) – Improved YJ-82 showcased at DSEI in 2005, with published range of 180 km.
    • YJ-82K (C-802K) – Air-launched version of YJ-82
    • YJ-83 (C-803) – Extended range supersonic version of YJ-82 developed in the mid 1990s
    • YJ-83K (C-803K) – Air-launched version of YJ-83
    • YJ-85 (C-805) – Land-attack cruise missile (LACM) version under development
  • YJ-12
  • YJ-18
  • YJ-100
  • DH-10 – Cruise missile able to carry a wide range of warheads, including nuclear and EMP weapons.
  • YJ-91
  • HN-1 – Hong Niao-1 cruise missile
  • HN-2 – Hong Niao-2 cruise missile
  • HN-3 – Hong Niao-3 cruise missile
  • HN-2000 - Hong Niao-2000 cruise missile
  • CX-1 Missile Systems
  • CJ-1 ASM

Republic of China (Taiwan)

  • Hsiung Feng I Brave Wind I is a subsonic ship-to-ship developed by CIST in the 1970s, said to be based on the Israeli Gabriel missile.
  • Hsiung Feng II Brave Wind II is a subsonic missile with ship-to-ship, surface-to-ship, and air-to-ship versions. It is not an improved version of HF-I, but rather a new design.
  • Hsiung Feng III Brave Wind III is a state of the art hypersonic (Mach 10+) long range nuclear weapons capable scramjet ship-to-ship missile developed by CIST.[9][10][11]


  • Al Salah-Ad-Din  Iraq


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