China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread


gelgoog

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I also suspect the CEP is in the single digits for the naval strike variant. Like you guys said, it is typically 100m with inertial and at those ranges DF-26 most likely has astral guidance with Beidou support. To hit a moving ship, I expect the warhead to be maneuverable to a degree and for it to either have a sensor for terminal guidance or mid-course guidance via satellite recon or both. Something like this:
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I suspect the DF-26 missile can probably increase in range if they use composites for the outer shell of the missile stages instead of the metals they are likely using now.
 

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CASIC's rather unsubtle ad for the various missiles they export, including the CM401 AShBM. Note that in this ad CM401 is launched from canister launchers and not VLS.
 

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Csis report, key info being according to their estimates, df26 launcher increased to 72, df17 launcher now at 16
Quite surprised that df16 only has 24 launchers though.

And the number indicates this is obviously not a country planning for any major war
 
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sndef888

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Are there any new developments in terms of short range ballistic missiles? China's latest SRBM seems to be the DF-15 which is already quite old. Compared to newer developments like Hyunmoo, KTSSM, Iskander, its starting to show its age a little, having less accuracy and higher weight/size

The recent skirmish with India seems to show the usefulness of such SRBMs, a missile with a range of 500-600km could threaten new delhi from tibet.
 

Figaro

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Are there any new developments in terms of short range ballistic missiles? China's latest SRBM seems to be the DF-15 which is already quite old. Compared to newer developments like Hyunmoo, KTSSM, Iskander, its starting to show its age a little, having less accuracy and higher weight/size

The recent skirmish with India seems to show the usefulness of such SRBMs, a missile with a range of 500-600km could threaten new delhi from tibet.
You do realize the DF-15 has multiple variants, with the DF-15C having a single digit CEP? The latest DF-15 variant is night and day compared to the original that was fielded 30 years ago.
 

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Wouldn't new long range rocket artillery like PCL191 replace SRBM to some degree? Those rockets are guided, much cheaper but less powerful. The same launcher could also launch Fire Dragon 480 tactical ballistic missile if you need more punch.
 

sndef888

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You do realize the DF-15 has multiple variants, with the DF-15C having a single digit CEP? The latest DF-15 variant is night and day compared to the original that was fielded 30 years ago.
Really? I thought the C version was just the same missile using a bunker buster warhead. Wiki claims CEP to be 15-20m

The closest I could find was DF-16 which has 5-10m CEP but that's a MRBM tier.

Still, both are no match for KTMSS's 1-2m CEP

Wouldn't new long range rocket artillery like PCL191 replace SRBM to some degree? Those rockets are guided, much cheaper but less powerful. The same launcher could also launch Fire Dragon 480 tactical ballistic missile if you need more punch.
Do you know the range for the Fire Dragon 480? I've seen some claiming 500km while some claim 360km. It doesn't seem to be in PLA service though
 

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