China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread


Tam

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Lead of development for the DF-17 is a woman.

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DF-17の開発主任である祝学軍氏が、中国の科学者の最高栄誉である中国科学院院士の資格を授与された
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>祝学軍氏は1962年生まれの女性。航空航天科技集団第一院に勤務する中国のミサイル技術分野の専門家 (続く)
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Congratulatory Army, DF-17 development chief, was awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences qualification, the highest honor of Chinese scientists
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> Congratulations Army is a woman born in 1962. Experts in Chinese missile technology field working in the First Department of Aeronautical Aeronautical Technology Group (continued)

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>地対地戦術弾道ミサイルの技術、ミサイルの総合設計理論などで大きな成果を上げ、ブースター付き滑空 戦術ミサイルの設計理論の構築、三世代、7種類のミサイルの開発主任を務め、5種類の新型ミサイル兵器 の研究を担当し、中国の地対地戦術弾道ミサイルの能力向上、火力打撃から偵察/打撃の一体化、
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> Achieved great results with surface-to-surface tactical ballistic missile technology, missile synthesis design theory, etc., built design theory of glide tactical missile with booster, served as the development chief of three generations, seven types of missiles, five new missile weapons In charge of research, improving the capabilities of Chinese surface-to-surface tactical ballistic missiles, integrating firepower reconnaissance / batting,

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>従来型の弾道ミサイルから極超音速飛翔体との組み合わせといった重大なブレークスルーを実現したことが評価されたとのこと >祝学軍氏の開発したミサイルの設計は、極超音速飛翔体とミサイルの組み合わせにより、大気圏内の全域において極超音速飛翔体の機動を可能とするもの
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> It was evaluated that a serious breakthrough such as combining a conventional ballistic missile with a hypersonic projectile was realized. > The missile design developed by Mr. Shugakugun enables the hypersonic vehicle to move throughout the atmosphere by combining hypersonic vehicles and missiles.


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Josh Luo

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- The Washington Times - Monday, November 25, 2019
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has conducted a flight test of its newest long-range missile, the Dong Feng 41, multi-warhead nuclear strike weapon, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.

The Nov. 22 flight was the first reported test of the DF-41 since May 2018, said a Pentagon official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

U.S. intelligence agencies believe the missile has already been deployed, based on its appearance during the Oct. 1 military parade in
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, where it was the centerpiece. A total of 16 DF-41s were showcased and
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officials at the time boasted that the new missile will be a key element of
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’s efforts to confront the U.S.


A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on the Chinese missile test. A Chinese Embassy spokesman did not return an email seeking comment on the missile test.

Separately,
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watcher Henri Kenhmann, who operates the blog East Pendulum, reported a possible missile test was carried out around 6:30 p.m. in
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on Friday, based on announced air closure zones. The missile was likely fired from a launch center in northwestern
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and landed in a remote region of the Gobi Desert.

“The impact zone is similar to those of previous DF-41 trials in December 2016 and November 2017 and January and May of 2018,” he tweeted.

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also conducted a flight test a week before the DF-41 test of the DF-31 ICBM, an older and shorter range missile that is part of
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’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal.

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Xsizor

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- The Washington Times - Monday, November 25, 2019
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has conducted a flight test of its newest long-range missile, the Dong Feng 41, multi-warhead nuclear strike weapon, the Pentagon confirmed Monday.

The Nov. 22 flight was the first reported test of the DF-41 since May 2018, said a Pentagon official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

U.S. intelligence agencies believe the missile has already been deployed, based on its appearance during the Oct. 1 military parade in
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, where it was the centerpiece. A total of 16 DF-41s were showcased and
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officials at the time boasted that the new missile will be a key element of
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’s efforts to confront the U.S.


A Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on the Chinese missile test. A Chinese Embassy spokesman did not return an email seeking comment on the missile test.

Separately,
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watcher Henri Kenhmann, who operates the blog East Pendulum, reported a possible missile test was carried out around 6:30 p.m. in
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on Friday, based on announced air closure zones. The missile was likely fired from a launch center in northwestern
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and landed in a remote region of the Gobi Desert.

“The impact zone is similar to those of previous DF-41 trials in December 2016 and November 2017 and January and May of 2018,” he tweeted.

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also conducted a flight test a week before the DF-41 test of the DF-31 ICBM, an older and shorter range missile that is part of
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’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal.

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So...has there been any failure so far ? I think the DF-41 has had no failures till now. This weapon is getting so reliable and that bolsters the ditterence.
 

Totoro

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A fun fact:
2003 edition of Chinese nuclear forces by the Bulletin of atomic scientists estimated Chinese nuke arsenal to be:
20 warheads for ICBMs
112 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
130 warheads for freefall bombs/aircraft delivery
120 warheads for tactical means (artillery/SRBMs)
And claimed a total of 400 (leaving 18 unaccounted for)

2006 edition of the same had:
20 warheads for ICBMs
71 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
40 warheads for freefall bombs/aircraft delivery
70 warheads stored (not described what kind)
And a claimed total of 200

2010 edition of the same had:
77 warheads for ICBMs
106 warheads IRBMs and MRBMs
40 warheads for freefall bombs/cruise missiles/aircraft delivery
65 warheads stored (not described what kind)
And a claimed total of 240

Let's skip to 2019 edition:
142 warheads for ICBMs
124 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
20 warheads for freefall bombs/cruise missiles/aircraft delivery
And a claimed total of 290

So... yeah. Anyone can make up their own list.
 

Xsizor

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A fun fact:
2003 edition of Chinese nuclear forces by the Bulletin of atomic scientists estimated Chinese nuke arsenal to be:
20 warheads for ICBMs
112 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
130 warheads for freefall bombs/aircraft delivery
120 warheads for tactical means (artillery/SRBMs)
And claimed a total of 400 (leaving 18 unaccounted for)

2006 edition of the same had:
20 warheads for ICBMs
71 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
40 warheads for freefall bombs/aircraft delivery
70 warheads stored (not described what kind)
And a claimed total of 200

2010 edition of the same had:
77 warheads for ICBMs
106 warheads IRBMs and MRBMs
40 warheads for freefall bombs/cruise missiles/aircraft delivery
65 warheads stored (not described what kind)
And a claimed total of 240

Let's skip to 2019 edition:
142 warheads for ICBMs
124 warheads for IRBMs and MRBMs
20 warheads for freefall bombs/cruise missiles/aircraft delivery
And a claimed total of 290

So... yeah. Anyone can make up their own list.
Federation of American Scientists seem to be an agency with some agendas. They vouch for nuclear disarmament. Although I cannot find reliable counter claims, I'd take any calculations and numbers put out by such an establishment as flawed and prone to, at-least in theory, regulation in view of their stated agenda. A big Chinese stockpile runs afoul of their disarmament dreams.
 

shanlung

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600 nuclear warheads

It's the first authoritative estimate of the Chinese nuclear arsenal that I've seen in a long while.

After reading Economist near opening sentence of " China is a military behemoth, but a nuclear minnow. It accounts for well over half the increase in global defence spending since 1990, but its nuclear stockpile is just 2% of the world’s total, with a paltry 290 bombs " I decided unilaterally that writer knows close to nothing but regurgitations of regurgitations of others regurgitations.

I certainly not going to sign up and subscribe to Economist to read more of their interpretations of other wiid guesses.

Just my not so humble opinion.
 

Broccoli

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China and Russians are developing new warheads as reported back in 2013 (page 5).
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What kinda warhead people here think China is developing? Russia is testing new earth penetrating "bunker buster" warhead but I doubt China is going that route.
 

Sergey80

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ракета DF-41 несет 1-2 боеголовки мощностью 1 мегатонну и систему противоракетной обороны. Вес отливки=2200-2500 кг.
 

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