The B-611 is a Chinese solid-fuelled short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC).[2] The missile has a maximum range of 150 km.[3]

The B-611 development began development in 1995,[2] and first shown in 2004.[4] A newer variant was shown in late 2006.[2]

The B-611 was sold to Turkey;[3] it is not clear whether Turkey purchased complete missiles or production licenses.[5]

Type Short-range ballistic missile
Place of origin China
Service history
Used by China, Turkey
Production history
Manufacturer China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation

Engine solid fuel rocket motor
Propellant Solid fuel
150-280 km[1]



The B611MR is a semi-ballistic surface-launched anti-radar missile first advertised in 2014. It uses GPS-inertial guidance and wideband passive radar. The missile is capable of flying flattened trajectory and performing pre-programmed maneuvers to reduce the chance of interception.[6]


The P-12 is a variant of the B-611. The P-12 has a longer cable, and is believed to be lighter than the B-611 and carry a 300 kg HE fragmentation or blast warhead.[2]

A pair of the missiles may be carried on a 6 x 6 wheeled vehicle.[2]

The P-12 was first shown at the 2006 China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition.[2]


SY-300 is a development of WS-2/3, with SY standing for Shen Ying (神鹰 meaning Divine Eagle), designed after the 4th Academy and the 9th Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) were merged to form a new 4th Academy. The main difference between the SY300 and its WS-2/3 predecessor is that for WS-2/3, the control section of the forward control surfaces and the warhead are integrated into a single unit, but they are separated in SY-300. This design difference enables the guidance system of SY300 to be rapidly changed in the field by soldiers, by simply replacing the guidance system with a dummy weight, when SY-300 needs to be used as an unguided rocket.[7] Each vehicle can carry either six or twelve SY300 rockets.


SY-400 is a further development of SY-300, that can carry either two short-range ballistic missiles BP-12A with range of 400km or twelve 300mm PH-03 rockets. As a low cost alternative to more expensive ballistic missiles, the accuracy of SY400 is increased by adding GPS to correct the cascade inertial navigational guidance, and according to the developer, the accuracy can be further improved if military grade GPS signals are used to replacing the existing civilian GPS signal. Another feature of SY-400 is that it shares the same launching vehicle and fire control system of BP-12A ballistic missile, thus simplifying logistics.[8][9]

In 2017 Qatar bought SY-400.[10]


B-611 operators
Map with B-611 operators in blue

Current operators

See also


  1. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/b-611.htm
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lennox, Duncan (18 December 2006). "China unveils B-611 short-range ballistic missile". Jane's. Archived from the original on 26 Feb 2008.
  3. ^ a b Wezeman, Pieter D. (July 2011). Conventional strategic military capabilities in the Middle East (PDF) (Report). EU Non-Proliferation Consortium. p. 10. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  4. ^ Lennox, Duncan (2009). "Project J (Yildirim, J-600T) (Turkey), Offensive weapons". Jane's. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013.
  5. ^ Meick, Ethan (16 June 2014). China’s Reported Ballistic Missile Sale to Saudi Arabia: Background and Potential Implications (PDF) (Report). United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. p. 3. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ Bill, Sweetman (12 Nov 2014). "New Weapons Unveiled At Airshow China". AviationWeek.com. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  7. ^ "没能装备解放军的出口利器:SY300制导火箭炮". QQ.com (in Chinese). Tencent. 2012-11-16. Archived from the original on 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  8. ^ "[独家专访]SY400战术导弹最大射程180公里_网易新闻中心". War.163.com. 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  9. ^ https://www.popsci.com/blog-network/eastern-arsenal/sy-400-guided-rocket-makes-tv-debut
  10. ^ https://thediplomat.com/2017/12/qatar-parades-new-chinese-short-range-ballistic-missile-system/

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