China has tested DF-41 latest generation of ICBM missile


According to the International Business Time website, China would have tested its latest generation of InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) DF-41, this missile is able to target the United States. The development for DF-41 is believed to be managed by the China Aerospace Sciences and Industry Corporation (CASIC), Beijing (it was the First Academy of the Ministry of Aerospace Industries).


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Picture of DF-41 ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile), the TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher) truck transits through the streets of Daqing, northeastern China.


On Sunday last week, the Chinese government reportedly announced an air closure zone over an area in the Gobi Desert that was used in the past to perform firing test of the DF-41 ICBM. In April 2016 China successfully conducted 7th test of DF-41 with two dummy warheads near the South China Sea.

The Dongfeng-41 is a Chinese-made solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile which was first tested in July 2012. The Chinese are believed to have started the design and development of the DongFeng-41 (DF-41) in 1986. In August 2014, China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile able to carry multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States.

The DF-41 seems to be similar to Russian-made Topol-M ICBM, with the NATO code name SS-27. In August 2012, Janes defense magazine announced that the 2nd Artillery Corps of Chinese strategic nuclear missile force, has test-launched the missile.

The DF-41 missile uses an inertial guidance, likely with stellar updates and a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system, which provides it with an accuracy of 100-500 m CEP. The DF-41 ICBM uses three-stage solid-fuel rocket engine and can carry a load of 1,000 kg including 10 to 12 independently targetable warheads. The three-stage solid-fuel DF-41 missile is larger than the DF-31 missile, and has a range of up to 14,000 kilometers.

According to unconfirmed reports in the Chinese media, the DF-41 ICBMs were deployed to the city of Daqinq located in the Heilongjiang province which borders Russia. In addition, the cutting-edge missiles were spotted in the city of Xinyang in the central Chinese province of Henan, as well as in the northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.


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