China recently added a new one to its weapons tests. Beijing tests the HD-1supersonic cruise missile with the ramjet engine, claimed that the system could be a rival to the Russian-Indian BrahMos system. It was added to the claims that the HD-1 developed for BrahMos market would be less costly and more useful than its rival. The system was developed by China-based Guangdong Hongda Blasting Company (GHBC).
The HD-1 system consists of missiles, launchers, command and control units, target identification and support systems. Supersonic system, aircraft, ships, as well as platforms, as well as land-mounted units can be fired. The total investment in HD-1 is expected to reach $ 188 million.