Today, it is reported by the Warfare Worldwide twitter account that China has deployed YJ-62 anti-ship missiles to the Woody Island of the South China Sea.
The YJ-62 carries a 210 kilogram warhead with a speed of Mach 0.6-0.8, with a range of up to 400 km. The missile also has an inertial guidance system using GPS and BeiDou data, and an active terminal sensor.
However, the South China Sea has become a place of tension between the Chinese and the west. Several analysts suggested that the US has been backing and influencing the Chinese neighbors to stand against China in order to implement the US policy to contain China.
Every year $5.3 trillion of trade passes through the South China Sea, $1.2 trillion is U.S. trade. And more than half of the world’s annual merchant fleet tonnage and a third of all maritime traffic worldwide travel through Chinese waters.