China has developed new advanced DF-25 medium range ballistic missile based on the DF-21 1801141

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Defence & Security News - China

 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 08:03 AM
 
China has developed new advanced DF-25 medium range ballistic missile based on the DF-21.
China has recently developed a more advanced DF-25 medium-range ballistic missile based on the existing DF-21. The development follows India's unveiling of its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, reports the Qingdao News website.
     
China has recently developed a more advanced DF-25 medium-range ballistic missile based on the existing DF-21. The development follows India's unveiling of its Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, reports the Qingdao News website.
Chinese Army DF-25 medium-range ballistic missile
     

DF-25 (Dong Feng-25) is a two-stage, solid-propellant, mobile-launch medium-range ballistic missile. According to Chinese military source, the DF-25 could be in service with the Second artillery Corps of Chinese Army.

Potential missions of the DF-25 include providing rapid fire support over long distances to defend the Nansha Islands in the South China Sea.

The range of the DF-25 is estimated at 3,200 km, capable of striking at all major targets in the Asia-Pacific region, including the US military facilities at Guam, said the report. The DF-25 is also the first medium-range missile which can carry multiple conventional warheads.

The DF-25 can carry up to three warheads to strike multiple targets in a region. The report also said the use of the Chinese-developed Beidou Navigation Satellite System could allow precision attacks against US carrier strike groups along with the DF-21D, according to the report.

Qingdao News said the DF-25 can flight at an estimated 7 km/second, faster than the intercept ability of any American surface-to-air missile based in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

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