China Hails YJ-21 Hypersonic Ship-Launched Missile

China has unveiled its new YJ-21 hypersonic anti-ship missile, first seen during its test launch in April 2022.

The unmatchable capabilities of the YJ-21 or Eagle Strike 21 missile were highlighted in an article published by the official Weibo account of the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force.

The article that was widely read on the Chinese social networking site Weibo highlighted that China’s YJ-21 has a top speed of Mach 10, cannot be intercepted by any anti-missile weapons systems in the world and can launch deadly strikes against enemy ships.

“Even without an explosive warhead, if it is dropped directly on a target it will cause a fatal strike to the enemy ship,” said the article, noting that it is hard to imagine what will happen to the target if the missile was carrying even a conventional warhead.


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