Quite recently, the American expert on Chinese weapons R. Fisher told the military online edition of Inside the Ring that he received Internet reports about the launch of six JL-2 missiles from the waters of the northern port of China in the first days of the new year. Dalian In China, for the use of such missiles there are at least two SSBNs that are based on the Xiaopingdao naval base. However, it is safe to say that these launches were nevertheless carried out, the military specialist R. Fisher does not undertake. Although he stresses that there is a very high probability that these rumors will turn out to be true. After all, China could use for launch not only strategic submarines of the 094 type, but also a non-nuclear Golf-type submarine, the diesel submarine of the 629A project. It is quite possible that the tests were carried out by one submarine - submarines of the 094 class can carry 12 SLBMs JL-2, which is an upgrade of the “DF-31” ICBM for underwater bases. The opinion of R. Fisher is a demonstration of the fact that after several years of “idleness”, the rocket began to be intensively prepared for adoption. If all this happened the same way, the strategic missile submarine will be on alert in the 2012 year, with missiles on board. In fact, six launches of the new rocket mean that the PLA has been able to overcome and resolve all the technical issues and the rocket is entering the status of a new rocket for strategic submarine cruisers.
The Pentagon, represented by the press secretary for captain D. Kirby, also said that they are constantly following the Chinese program "Juylan-2", and noted that the Chinese military had technical problems in creating an underwater ballistic missile. The annual report, in particular, regarding the Chinese Armed Forces, predicted new trials of this SLBM and, if they were successful, the PLA would receive a bundle of Juelan-2 SLBM / Jin submarine of the 094 project, which would be the first real underwater strategic solution in China’s nuclear deterrent.
Another expert, R. Cliff, a specialist in the field of research on Chinese weapons, told Defense News magazine about China’s possible conduct of serious missile tests. He pointed to the possibility of conducting tests PCBR "DF-21D". If the tests of this rocket did take place, then by their significance, they are not inferior to the tests of the JL-2 SLBMs. These significant successes include the first flight of the Chinese stealth fighter “J-20”, which occurred in the 2010 year. It was not done without politics here - the Chinese government could test these tests for future elections on the island of Taiwan. An example of such a decision is the election in 96, then China conducted missile tests in the north and south of the island in the hope of intimidating the population and influencing the outcome of the elections.
In literal translation, the name of the rocket sounds like “Big Wave-2”. NATO classification - CSS-N-4. Made as a 2-x long-range solid-fuel stage rocket. Placement - when commissioned, will be the main armament of submarines of the 094 "Jin" class. The rocket is a modernization of the intercontinental missile "Dunfen-31". There are no exact data on the missile warheads, as well as on the execution of the warhead.
The range of 8-12 is thousands of kilometers;
- weight order 20 tons;
- length about 11 meters;
- radius of 100 rocket centimeters;
- the apogee of the 1 trajectory is a thousand kilometers;
- combat load 0.7 tons;
- Expected 90 kiloton power.