Lighter and stronger materials along with miniaturization of other electronics and parts that can reduce the total weight greatly without compromising the robustness of the ICBM.How come JL-3 and JL-2 have the same size and differ in range greatly 7,200 kms vs 11,900 kms ? what advancements in JL-3?
it was actually an old term used for previous cases before, same reason for the "Second Artillery"I'll post this here since I can't find a precise thread for it.
This year's national innovation prize list. Of interest is the 2nd item from the bottom: "水下发射大型固体运载火箭". The team behind a "large underwater-launched solid-fuel carrier rocket" is being recognized for their work. This is a bit funny since I can't think of a good reason why a (civilian) 'carrier rocket' should be launched from beneath the waves. I think they are obviously referring to a SLBM. The only candidate i can think of is JL-3.