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September 15th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
The silkworm is slow enough that it isn't a big deal...even with its sea-skimming capability. I don't think anyone can send any missile up that won't get picked off by aircraft, Aegis systems, or Phalanx/Sea sparrow point defense systems.
September 15th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
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Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
The silkworm is slow enough that it isn't a big deal...even with its sea-skimming capability. I don't think anyone can send any missile up that won't get picked off by aircraft, Aegis systems, or Phalanx/Sea sparrow point defense systems.
I agree.

Silkworm is not the best Chinese Anti-ship missile, the best indigenous ASM is Ying Ji-82 Anti-Ship Missile (C-802) and C-803.
http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/weapon/c802.asp

China has already acquired SS-N-22 Sunburns equiped in 4 Sovremenny's bought from Russia.
http://www.sinodefence.com/navy/weapon/3m80.asp

Sunburn flies twice fast then C-802, but C-802 has longer range than Suburn (120 km vs 90), C-803 is more deadly compared to C-802.