China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread


Kaldim

Just Hatched
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Wait.
How do we know DF-41 is not using lighter materials? Are all ICBMs supposed to use the same materials and such?
lighter propellant means lower density specific impulse, not a good news for missile engineers
 

Xsizor

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lighter propellant means lower density specific impulse, not a good news for missile engineers
I wasn't talking about propellants specifically but even if that were the case, the burn methods could be altered. The fairings could be made lighter. It could be improved regarding guidance and navigation.
 

bajingan

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This article explained perfectly why China nuclear build up is not only necessary but vital if China is to continue its internal development peacefully

From the article

"Major powers understand this. They don’t need a crystal ball to see the consequences of a thermonuclear war. This is the reason for the Chinese nuclear build-up. Beijing thereby removes any doubt that a war with the US could turn cataclysmic for both sides.

And it’s also why arms control has a brighter future than most people today think. In a few years it will be accepted that a purely Western-led global order isn’t in the cards. Most observers already know this. They may not like it, but they understand it. Using arms control to prolong an international order, or to create a ‘safe’ environment for America’s conventional war advantage that is somehow insulated from the risk of nuclear escalation, isn’t a realistic strategy."
 

DarkStar

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This article explained perfectly why China nuclear build up is not only necessary but vital if China is to continue its internal development peacefully

From the article

"Major powers understand this. They don’t need a crystal ball to see the consequences of a thermonuclear war. This is the reason for the Chinese nuclear build-up. Beijing thereby removes any doubt that a war with the US could turn cataclysmic for both sides.

And it’s also why arms control has a brighter future than most people today think. In a few years it will be accepted that a purely Western-led global order isn’t in the cards. Most observers already know this. They may not like it, but they understand it. Using arms control to prolong an international order, or to create a ‘safe’ environment for America’s conventional war advantage that is somehow insulated from the risk of nuclear escalation, isn’t a realistic strategy."
What's this?
Has the Anglo been forced to come to terms with his own mortality when the prospect of seeing his own children turn into ant walking crocodiles with long black fingernails in nuclear flames has scared him thus?
Sadly, history has proven that nuclear weapons are necessary to ensure the anglo five behave civil amongst civilised nations.

Still, it is surprising seeing this from ASPI of all people; you'd think they'd be doing everything they can for Raytheon money but seems Raytheon money has no use in the land of the ant walking crocodiles
 

escobar

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There has also been very little discussion about these new developments among Chinese citizens, and more importantly, policy experts. Chinese nuclear experts—who are supposed to contribute to policy debates and deliberations—have so far remained almost completely silent. Most experts do not seem to know what is going on and find it too sensitive to even talk about or debate the new revelations. In fact, a number of Chinese security experts have privately asked me whether the rumored silos are actually windmills—and have seemed rather surprised to hear my personal view that, perhaps, they are not. If facts are scarce and ambiguous, experts in any country will struggle to give the best-informed and most sound policy advice to their political leaders.
 

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