HF Ⅱ Anti-Ship Missile

HF Ⅱ Anti-Ship Missile

• Type
   Subsonic Anti-Ship Missile


• Development
   The HF Ⅱ missile started the development in 1983 and deployed to R.O.C NAVY in 1990. In 2007 the

   improved version of HF Ⅱ BLOCK Ⅱ has finished the development and deployed to Kwang Hua 6

   FAC (Fast Attack Craft).
   Currently, the next generation of HF Ⅱ is under development. The improved functions will include

   following topics: range extension, increase the ability of penetration, multi-functions of active radar

   seeker, attacking the target along the coast and automation on target identification. As for fire control

   system, in order to make the user operation interface more superior than previous version, the

   improvement will focus on automation of mission planning.

• Description
   The Hsiung Feng Ⅱ (HF Ⅱ) is a subsonic anti-ship missile. The missile uses turbojet engine to get the

   thrust for cruising. It can fly at sea-skimming altitude to reduce the interception probability of

   enemy’s defense system.
   The missile body of HF Ⅱ has superior aerodynamic configuration and rigid structure design. The

   missile uses dual-mode seekers, the active radar seeker with ECCM capabilities and image infrared

   seeker, to search and hit the target. At the terminal guidance, the missile can attack the target by

   using special trajectory to penetrate the defense net of enemy. The warhead of the missile has

   remarkable armor-piercing capability. It will generate tremendous destructive power after the missile

   hits the target.
   The HF Ⅱ missile system can be deployed on battle ships, stationary bases and mobile trailers. The

   launching platforms can receive the instructions from target-acquiring system and command control

   system to saturate the target with multiple missiles using waypoints to fly in different paths to

   destroy the target ship.


• Specifications
   The HF Ⅱ missile is composed by three sections, guidance and control section, warhead section and

   propulsion section. The missile body is cylindrically structured with turbojet engine inlet duct and

   solid-propellant booster at the rear side. The missile adopts the inertial navigation system (INS)

   integrated with GPS receiver at mid-course navigation phase and uses active radar seeker and image

   infrared seeker at terminal guidance phase. The missile warhead equipped with high explosive or

   self-forging fragments.

   The guidance and control section of HF Ⅱ is integrated by electronic modules. These modules provide

   the functions of navigation, flight control, time sequence, target searching and power for cruising. The

   warhead section has the optimize design casing, dynamite fuse and related relay devices. The turbojet

   engine of propulsion section uses high efficiency fuel for turbojet engine. By utilizing the


   booster, the missile can get the thrust to the designate speed and activate the engine of sustainer to

   continue the sea-skimming altitude cruising.

   The following are the specifications of HF Ⅱ missile:

   1.Range: > 100 km

   2.Speed: > 0.8 Mach

   3.Guidance and Control: inertial navigation system (INS) with GPS receiver

   4.Propulsion System: solid-propellant booster (booster phase) and turbojet engine (cruising phase)

   5.Seeker: active radar seeker with electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) capabilities and

       image infrared seeker

   6.Warhead: high explosive or self-forging fragments

• Status
   The HF Ⅱ missile is an important weapon system to protect our territorial seas for R.O.C Navy.

   Two types of HF Ⅱ have been deployed: HF Ⅱ BLOCK Ⅰ and HF Ⅱ BLOCK Ⅱ. So far the HF Ⅱ

   missile system has been deployed to following platforms: Cheng Kung class frigate, Kang Ding

   (La Fayette) frigate, Jin Chiang class patrol gunboat, Kwang Hua 6 FAC, Hsun Hai FAC, stationary

   base and mobile system.