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Bhurki

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Did not find any penetration data for those missiles but there was a Raytheon text from 2008 - they tested a tandem warhead (Tomahawk block V will use a tandem warhead) with a precursor portion of warhead being 24 inches in diameter. And the precursor burned through 19.5 feet of reinforced concrete with compression strength of 12600 lb/in2, which is a lot.
Afaik, bullpup-b (tomahawk) and wdu 42/b (jassm) belong to cat2 penetration depth of atleast 12ft of re concrete.

A better/cheaper solution for hangars will be Jsow based Broach warhead, that is, ofcourse if an aircraft can get into range to launch them. Tomahawks/jassm are a bit of an overkill and used only when maintaining distance is a top priority.
 

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July 28, 2020 BY JIM GARAMONE, DOD News
Right now, the Chinese are heavily dependent on Russian missile defense capabilities. The Chinese have invested in the Russian S-300 and S-400 systems – missile defense capabilities. The Chinese are assiduously studying the problem and have invested in research to build their own capabilities, DOD officials said.

This includes the HQ-19 missile defense system, which could be used against incoming, medium-range ballistic missiles. Initial operating capability is set for next year.

China is also developing a mid-course interceptor. The Chinese government said they tested that capability in February 2018. U.S. officials say initial operating capability is not likely until the late-2020s. They anticipate it would have good capability against intermediate-range ballistic missiles and could be adapted to target intercontinental s and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
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Via UribatakeSeiya on weibo:
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China is likely pursuing antisatellite weapons capable of destroying satellites operating in geosynchronous Earth orbits. China’s PLA currently operates and trains with a ground-based antisatellite missiles capable of destroying satellites in Low Earth Orbits. China is currently designing jammers capable of targeting military reconnaissance platforms and disrupting military communications transmitted at extremely high frequencies. China will likely soon field a ground-based laser weapon capable of disrupting or damaging satellite sensors in low orbits.
 

Figaro

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Right now, the Chinese are heavily dependent on Russian missile defense capabilities. The Chinese have invested in the Russian S-300 and S-400 systems – missile defense capabilities. The Chinese are assiduously studying the problem and have invested in research to build their own capabilities, DOD officials said.
Does the author or the DOD not know about the existence of the HQ-9 series?
 

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