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China conducted a successful flight test of the latest ICBM DF-41 (Dongfeng-41)

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China conducted a successful flight test of the latest ICBM DF-41 (Dongfeng-41)

The next flight test of the latest heavy intercontinental ballistic missile DF-41 (Dongfeng-41) was held in China. It is reported by The Washington Times with reference to data received from the Pentagon.


According to the newspaper, a new test of the Chinese ICBM DF-41, capable of carrying several nuclear warheads, was carried out without wide publicity on November 22 this year. This is the first test since the launch of a rocket in May last year. According to U.S. intelligence, the DF-41 ICBM is already on alert, although this has not been officially reported. At the Beijing parade on October 1, China showed 16 mobile systems with this missile.

Admiral Philip Davidson, head of the Indo-Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces, announced plans to continue testing the latest DF-41 ICBM in March this year. Speaking in the US Congress, he said:

Beijing continues to test its mobile intercontinental ballistic missile DF-41, which has a divided individual warhead and a range of up to 9300 miles (15 thousand km)


According to U.S. intelligence, one DF-41 missile can carry from six to ten nuclear warheads. This is the first Chinese ICBM with a separable block; all previous ICBMs were equipped with one powerful warhead.

Earlier in China, it was stated that the DF-41 ICBM could reach anywhere in the United States. The plans of the Chinese military to significantly increase the accuracy of hitting a missile at a target by fully deploying its own Beidou global navigation satellite system.
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  1. Alexander Petrov1
    Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 17: 50 New
    -5
    The Americans shook and began to take antidepressants ...
    1. janeck
      janeck 26 November 2019 18: 02 New
      +8
      On December 5, 2015, China carried out the first throw test by firing a DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile from a transport and launch container in a rail-based version. The message was made with reference to "US intelligence agencies." The test was conducted at the Chinese rocket range and Taiyuan cosmodrome in Shaanxi province (US intelligence designates this object as Wuzhai). The three-stage solid propellant ICBM DF-41 worked out in the PRC can carry up to 10 shared individual guidance heads. The first flight test of the DF-41 was carried out in July 2012, so far there have been five flight tests of the rocket (the last - December 4, 2015). It is alleged that China received the technology of a military railway missile complex (BZHRK) from Ukraine, where the Dnepropetrovsk Design Bureau Yuzhnoye was the lead developer of the Soviet BZHRK 15P961 Molodets with an ICBM 15ZH61 (R-23 UTTKh). It is noted that, like "Well done", the Chinese BZHRK uses a "cold" launch missiles from TPK. In 2014, the PRC had a railway network with a length of about 120 thousand km (second place in the world after the United States), including 16 thousand km of high-speed roads.
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 26 November 2019 18: 06 New
      -14
      We would have one. DF-41 ICBMs like Sarmat in range and number of RGCs, and like Yars in mobility. And given the Chinese ability to master their mass production (DF-41), there will soon be so many that a leaky American missile defense will become uneasy with one just thoughts on the DF-41. Not only is our liquid fuel Sarmatian only getting ready for testing, but it is only mine-based. It is a pity that we abandoned the ICBM Frontier, the further development of Yars. ICBM Frontier is easier to master in mass production than Sarmat.
      1. Errr
        Errr 26 November 2019 18: 48 New
        +6
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        ICBM DF-41 as Sarmat in range and number of homing ...
        You are joking? Otherwise, I don’t understand why we need a 208-ton Sarmat, if, in your opinion, 80-ton carrier is quite enough. what
    3. Alexander Petrov1
      Alexander Petrov1 26 November 2019 18: 25 New
      0
      And the cunning and smart China, under the guise of between Russia and the United States, is developing and strengthening its new modern weapons ...
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 26 November 2019 17: 52 New
    +3
    Interestingly, are these television studios with a screen behind and a 3d layout next to the presenter somewhere massively stamped? Simply, more or less uplifted news programs look like they are from an incubator.
  3. -ш-
    -ш- 26 November 2019 17: 57 New
    -1
    is it really pumping for a new missile treaty?
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 26 November 2019 18: 11 New
      +5
      Under what agreement? China will not sign anything. Neither under the new START, nor under the new INF Treaty (I doubt that there will be any at all, and thank God). China does not need anything from the United States.
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 26 November 2019 19: 20 New
        -1
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        China will not sign anything.

        And they could sign it, they have nothing to lose from this - within the framework of strategic offensive arms, at least. But forget about the INF Treaty - it is no more.
      2. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 27 November 2019 04: 11 New
        +2
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        China does not need anything from the United States.

        good The conquered pact is signed by the vanquished ...
        Quote: Gray Brother
        Or they could sign

        For what? If it goes on like this, then China itself will draw up signing agreements and those that are beneficial to it.
  4. Sitearvi
    Sitearvi 26 November 2019 18: 13 New
    -4
    Here is another reason for a head mattress.
  5. andr327
    andr327 26 November 2019 18: 27 New
    -5
    One of the drawbacks of the Chinese missile is its attachment to the Beidou global navigation satellite system. It follows that the missile for a preemptive strike - i.e. China is becoming aggressive.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 26 November 2019 18: 53 New
      +6
      All ICBMs are guided by astro navigation.
      All sorts of Badow and G.P.S. - to increase accuracy. And this is not connected with the doctrine of a preemptive or retaliatory strike. Or just a deterrent.
      1. Bobrick
        Bobrick 26 November 2019 21: 19 New
        +1
        Yes, astronavigation is suggested, but anyway, some kind of reference to the terrain is needed to determine the launch site itself.
        Maybe someone knows how such a location is made without the help of a navigation system?
  6. G. Georgiev
    G. Georgiev 26 November 2019 18: 28 New
    +10
    I do not believe in friendship between Russia and China. Everything can be expected from China. Care must be taken and preparedness.
    1. RideMaster
      RideMaster 26 November 2019 18: 33 New
      0
      Taiwan, ousting the United States from quiet and Indian, Japan, South Korea, all sorts of these Thailand, India ... then after that you can start to be afraid of China.
      But, you will not survive.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 26 November 2019 20: 30 New
      0
      Hoping for friendship between any countries was a thankless task. Of all you can expect everything. Therefore, turning the head towards the maximum sector and always being ready for surprises is the guarantee of state sovereignty.
    3. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 27 November 2019 04: 15 New
      +1
      Quote: G. Georgiev
      I do not believe in friendship between Russia and China.

      good This is an insight! I also do not believe not only in the friendship between Russia and China, but also in the friendship between a man and a woman, because my friends do not ...
      It remains to ask (sorry for ignorance):
      Do you know friends of today's Russia? belay
  7. RideMaster
    RideMaster 26 November 2019 18: 34 New
    0
    I did not understand a little about the 3 and 700 warheads to the maximum between us and the United States.
    Enlighten, is it true or not?
    1. asv363
      asv363 26 November 2019 19: 46 New
      +3
      1550 warheads, deployed carriers - 700 pcs., Launchers (this limits the number of missile silos on the SSBN) - 700 pcs.
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 27 November 2019 04: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: RideMaster
      Enlighten, is it true or not?

      Someone, some anonymous author tried to punish you for your curiosity. But you do not despair, the world is not without good people.
      As for your question, you have already been answered, but you don’t have to worry about contracts with the USA - they usually don’t comply with them at all, or they just leave. when they please.
      Such are they partners ...
  8. knn54
    knn54 26 November 2019 18: 39 New
    +7
    -and range up to 9300 miles (15 thousand km).
    They didn’t even “bullet” half of the declared range
    -up to 10 war blocks.
    10 (!) BB on a MOBILE rocket ??? When lagging behind in the creation of compact warheads.
    But the chassis is impressive.
    In general, this: a maximum of 4500 km. BB-up to three.
    PS And where are the aiming systems installed.
  9. Adimius38
    Adimius38 26 November 2019 19: 33 New
    -4
    Looks like the technology of the former USSR in the PRC floated well. In reality, China has serious weapons in 10 blocks of 1 megaton each. Yes, even 700 km from Vladivostok
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 26 November 2019 20: 26 New
      0
      but how can it threaten Vladik?) rather, on the contrary, the closer they are to us, the less likely it is that something threatens us)
    2. Muvka
      Muvka 26 November 2019 21: 33 New
      0
      Quote: Adimius38
      Looks like the technology of the former USSR in the PRC floated well. In reality, China has serious weapons in 10 blocks of 1 megaton each. Yes, even 700 km from Vladivostok

      Where is it written that they are 1 MT each?
  10. G. Georgiev
    G. Georgiev 26 November 2019 20: 43 New
    -4
    The money that Russia received from the sale of its technology to China should now be spent, even twice, to protect it from China itself.
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 27 November 2019 00: 39 New
      +3
      Quote: G. Georgiev
      The money that Russia received from selling its technology to China should now be spent

      1. Well, someone sells technology, and someone canned tomatoes.
      2. Russia as a thread will figure out what to spend. For example, you can buy ... Bulgaria !!! fellow laughing In this case, there will be even more than wasted, and it will be possible to buy Romania as well. yes
  11. herev15
    herev15 26 November 2019 22: 59 New
    +1
    They wrote that it reaches all points in the USA and how much joy. But if you look at the trade turnover between China and the United States, you understand that China and the United States do not need a war. Yes, and access to technology is needed. The land army of China is "quite" large, but there is no way (AND NOT BUILT) to transport across the ocean. Confrontation with India? Well, let's say a territorial dispute does not fit. Here is such information:
    "In the winter of 2012-13, the troops of two districts bordering the Russian Federation conducted exercises using armored vehicles and artillery under extremely low temperatures and deep snow cover. [15] The physical-geographical and climatic conditions in which they were carried out corresponded to the conditions in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. In [13] the exercises described above (testing the offensive at the land theater of operations) are not mentioned at all. "
    Well, it was prepared for action in Canada or in India :-), because thanks to them they became the largest suppliers of wood products and wood (having a law banning deforestation).
  12. Kosh
    Kosh 27 November 2019 08: 51 New
    0
    This is not the first Chinese ICBM with a homing missile; they still have in service the upgraded silo-based DF-5B with a multiple warhead.