After India tested its subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile–which is capable of carrying nuclear warheads–on Oct. 17, the Sina Military Network based in Beijing said that China’s CJ-10 cruise missile is much more powerful than its Indian counterpart.
Like the US Tomahawk cruise missile, China’s CJ-10 cruise missiles can attack targets 2,500 kilometers away. Designed as supersonic cruise missile, the speed of the CJ-10 is much faster than the Nirbhay.
Another advantage is that the CJ-10 is cheaper than missiles from other nations. The price for a single missile is estimated to be only US$175,000 according to a defense expert from the United States. The Sina Military Network said this means that it can be exported to China’s allies and security partners in huge numbers.
Full article: PLA’s CJ-10 cruise missile more advanced than Indian counterpart (Want China Times)