China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread

Discussion in 'Strategic Defense' started by peace_lover, Nov 4, 2005.

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    Looks like that missile is few meters longer (bigger diameter also?) than Russian mobile MIRV equipped ICBMs and certainly bigger when compared to DF-31AG.
     
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    is EMP still considered a viable weapon? The idea seemed hot back then.
     
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    Yes. Electronics and Physics haven't changed. It's actually, probably an even better option.
     
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    The designation "41" indicates it is a 4-stage ICBM, so a more chubby size is not surprising.
     
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    According to Bill Gertz and his sources, China has conducted a test flight of the JL-3 SLBM.

    The text exceeds the character limit per post set by SDF, so I'll instead quote some interesting snippets and do a short summary at the end.
    Objective information:
    • Test launch of JL-3 was conducted in late November 2018
    • Test was observed by US early-warning satellites
    • Test appears to be successful
    US claims:
    • Range is 7456-8700 mi (12000-14000 km)
    • Can be armed with ten MIRVs
    Chinese claims:
    • DF-41-based
    • Can match performance of Trident D5 and Bulava
    • Has anti-jamming capabilities
    • Has "photonic-crystal optic-fiber" gyroscope
    • Has terminal boost
    • Has stellar guidance & scene-matching guidance capabilities
    • Capable of varying trajectory
    • Has radar-evading "stealth" warhead
    • Fast-burning rocket motors to reduce heat signature
    • Uses sensors to reduce interference during underwater ejection

    Henri K. claimed the solid rocket motor of the JL-3 was test-fired in June of 2017.
     
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    Capable of varying trajectory? I assume this is to evade mid-course interceptors? This would put it into the Bulava league.
     
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    how do they test these things? do u fire it from land first?
     
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    Interesting that this proved earlier speculations right that the raised conning tower of the 032-class SSB was indeed for the larger JL-3 SLBM.
     
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    Launched by type 032 missile-testing submarine in Bohai Bay, I remember the Maritime Police had restricted a certain area there on late November.
     
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