China has conducted military exercise with DF-16 short / medium range ballistic missile 10802173

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China has conducted military exercise with DF-16 short / medium range ballistic missile.
China has conducted military exercise with its DF-16 short / medium-range ballistic missile, a video was released on the Official Chinese army website showing Rocket Force missile brigade soldiers with several launch vehicles carrying the ballistic missile.
     
China has conducted military exercise with its DF-16 short / medium-range ballistic missile, a video was released on the Official Chinese army website showing Rocket Force missile brigade soldiers with several launch vehicles carrying the ballistic missile.
Chinese-made DF-16 short / medium-range ballistic missile during rehearsal for military parade in Beijing, September 3, 2015.
     
Two types of DF-16 that appeared in the exercise are the bullet-shaped missile that is considered the original DF-16 and a new variant that features a maneuverable warhead and several extra fins.

Xu Guangyu, a retired major general and now a strategy researcher, said that DF-16 has a strike range of more than 1,000 kilometers, filling the gap that previously existed with the absence of a medium-range ballistic missile in the PLA's arsenal. He said the missile also is able to reach Okinawa, a Japanese island about 400 km from China's Diaoyu Islands.

The Chinese Rocket Fore personnel handled many scenarios, including chemical/biological contamination, countering satellite reconnaissance and electronic jamming. The crews also practiced rapid loading, redeployment and launch sequence, though the video showed no missile actually being launched.

The DF-16 is a mobile short medium-range ballistic missile of the Chinese-made Dongfeng (DF) missile family. The Df-16 was unveiled for the first time during the military in Beijing, September 3, 2015. The DF-16 began development in the mid 2000s, where it was initially identified as the DF-11C, a two stage variant of the DF-11.

The DF-16 is mobile-launched, two-stage, solid-fuel ballistic missile which has a maximum range from 800 to 1,000 km.
 

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