China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread


Anlsvrthng

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There are plenty of choke points in the 1st and 2nd island chain to interdict shipping bound for China. You don’t even need a carrier to do that.

CSGs would be around to make sure PLAN doesn’t go anywhere beyond the 1st island chain. A naval blockade is a very realistic prospect.

So is having all your LEO satellites shot down.
Maybe you don't realise but this is a deeply political view reflecting your worldview of your country in the hierarchy .

Not the viewpoint of a country in the 1st/2nd island chain whom has a mammoth , 1.3 billion neighbourhood , and have a request from a country 10000 km away to poke the dragon with a stick : )
 

Hadoren

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What do you all think about the effectiveness of using diesel submarines to break a naval blockade? It's been proven that the American navy has enormous trouble with these submarines. In a war, why not place a few submarines near Singapore to sink the carriers?

I know that diesel submarines have limited range, but the Type 039A is said to have a range of 15K kilometers, which is more than enough.

How realistic is this?
 

Temstar

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Word is a Japanese source says PLAN is about to run a JL-3 test from potentially a Type 096 in Bohai soon.

JL-3 is 12,000km range, 10 MIRV SLBM.

I'm still trying to find the original source.
 

Bltizo

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Word is a Japanese source says PLAN is about to run a JL-3 test from potentially a Type 096 in Bohai soon.

JL-3 is 12,000km range, 10 MIRV SLBM.

I'm still trying to find the original source.
I doubt that part...
 

Bltizo

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The source specifically said submerged test. Has there been submerged launch test previously on another class? I haven't been following JL-3 news previously.
The PLAN has a dedicated test submarine; search up "032 submarine"
 

Bltizo

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Fair enough, it's probably that then.
Almost certainly.
Other possibilities for submerged tests of sub launched missiles include dedicated underwater launch platforms.


But we can easily rule out the 09VI as a possibility because the first boat isn't even in the water -- frankly we don't even know if construction on the first boat has even began yet.
 

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