Beijing has efficaciously tested a new long-range ballistic missile that is capable of engaging any possible target globally. The rocket takes only half an hour to cover the maximum range of 12000 kilometers & can deliver the multiple strikes on any nuclear-powered state.
The US satellite tracking system in real time, reports the Washington Free Beacon, though the location of the launch wasn’t immediately revealed, registered launch of China’s Dongfeng-41 missile. Launch was made from a fresh road-mobile platform & is reportedly the 7th test-firing of DF-41.
The American experts estimates that the DF-41 to be an 80-ton, 3-stage solid-fuel missile accomplished of carrying between 6 & 10 nuclear warheads.
Test was made with DF-41 missile armed with 2 freely targetable reentry vehicles.
“As with the previous MIRV tests, PLA used a small number of reentry vehicles to mask real capability of DF-41 that is estimated to be able to loft up to 10 warheads,’’ said Rick Fisher, China military affairs analyst
China purportedly tested its lethal nuclear missile on 13th April. The test allegedly took place 3 days before Ash Carter, the US Defense Secretary had visited the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, functioning in South China Sea near disputed Spratly Islands that is claimed by Beijing.
The 1st information about 3rd generation Chinese ballistic missile – that is capable of reaching any location within United States – arose in American media in July, 2 years ago.
Acc. to Washington Free Beacon, Chinese military presented its former DF-41 ballistic missile test launch in Dec, last year, when missile was propelled from a container mounted on a distinct railroad car.
“China’s re-engineering its long-range ballistic missiles to carry the multiple nuclear warheads,” said Adm. Cecil Haney of the US Strategic Command in Jan.
Last year, the Kanwa Asian Defence magazine stated that the Beijing might add DF-41 to its nuclear inventory as early as this year.