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China tests Dongfeng missiles called "destroyers of American aircraft carriers"

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Although the US has 20 times more nuclear weaponsthan China, the Trump administration is pushing for Beijing to be included in any new arms control treaties. And the past tests of two Chinese ballistic missiles were hardly ignored by Washington.


The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Forces have announced that they have tested two ballistic missiles during a recent exercise. One is the Dongfeng-16 short-range missile, and the other is the Dongfeng-26 medium-range missile.

The commander of the testing team said a few words for the PLA news portal 81.cn:

We are on high alert to ensure our actions are quick and accurate.

The flight range of Dongfeng-26 is about four thousand kilometers. This missile is called the "destroyer of American aircraft carriers" capable of threatening the AUG of the US naval forces in the Asia-Pacific region. Its radius of action allows it to strike at American targets on the island of Guam from the Chinese coast. The nickname stuck in China, although the missile, quite naturally, did not destroy a single aircraft carrier.

According to the PLA report, the exercise was intended to test how quickly the PRC's missile forces would be able to respond to an impending nuclear attack, including an attack from the sea.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 6 August 2020 14: 22 New
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    China tests Dongfeng missiles called "destroyers of American aircraft carriers"
    Destroy, we don't mind. What would the child not amuse himself ... request
  2. Ilshat
    Ilshat 6 August 2020 14: 23 New
    +1
    At what distance Dongfeng-26 flew is not known?
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 6 August 2020 14: 28 New
    +5
    A ballistic missile against an aircraft carrier 4000 km away? If only with a nuclear warhead. With the usual fool
    1. Strashila
      Strashila 6 August 2020 14: 57 New
      +3
      During the Soviet era, the R-27 rocket URAV Navy index - 4K10 START code - RSM-25 code of the US Defense Ministry and NATO - SS-N-6 Mod 1, Serb, had the R27K version, the original CM decree of April 24, 1962 on the creation of the D complex -5, it was also envisaged to create a missile with a homing warhead capable of hitting moving ships. The anti-ship version of the missile was designated R-27K (index GRAU 4K18). In the west, the missile received the SS-NX-13 index. The rocket was equipped with a second stage with a liquid propellant rocket engine developed by KB-2 (chief designer A.M. Isaev). To maintain the dimensions of the rocket, the dimensions of the first stage were reduced, which ultimately led to a decrease in the maximum firing range to 900 km. The warhead is monoblock, nuclear, with a capacity of 0,65 Mt. Guidance in the passive section was carried out using a passive radar seeker, with signal processing by an onboard digital computer system. The initial data for firing were issued by the Legenda satellite system or the Success-U aviation system. Data processing on the Kasatka ship reconnaissance equipment made it possible to determine the coordinates of a group of ships with an accuracy of up to 25 km. This data is constantly becoming outdated - during the prelaunch preparation, the target's location can change up to 150 km. Therefore, for the second stage, control was provided by means of double switching on of the propulsion system of the second stage in the extra-atmospheric flight segment. Initially, the option of additional correction of the trajectory in the atmospheric sector and equipping the rocket with a low-power warhead was also considered. But later this option was abandoned in favor of a purely ballistic, with a high-power warhead.
      1. Boa kaa
        Boa kaa 6 August 2020 21: 18 New
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        Quote: Strashila
        Data processing on the Kasatka ship reconnaissance equipment made it possible to determine the coordinates of a group of ships with an accuracy of 25 km. This data is constantly becoming outdated - during the prelaunch preparation, the target's location can change up to 150 km.

        Colleague! Have a conscience ... well, not everything is on the site, how to put it mildly ... "gullible" who did not serve in the navy ...
        Let's count. 150-25 = 125 (km) - this is the distance to which the AVM will run away, as if during the prelaunch time ... And how long does it take, based on your messages? Let's count. Let the AVM run 30,0 knots (55,5 km / h) with a stroke ...
        Then: 125: 55,5 = 2, 25 hours (2 hours 15 minutes!) - this is your time PP D-5 ??? belay
        You're a joker, my friend! bully
        The time of prelaunch preparation of 4 missiles of the D-5 complex took 30 minutes, the production of the launch of 4 missiles took 10-12 minutes. The interval between missile launches was 1,5 minutes.
        Source: http://bastion-karpenko.ru/d-7-rt-15m-brpl/
        For the 1st SLBM, it takes 30: 4 = 7,5 minutes, (In the Cloud it was written 12 ") Let's round up to 10 minutes. Then, during the PP and the flight, the SLBM will go to ... 5-6 km, well 10-12 km The head from 650 km altitude sees ... 150 km AUS does not have time to get out of the ellipse of the probable location of the target ... Therefore, DF-21D is quite a real threat to the AMs.
        Something like this, however.
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 6 August 2020 21: 34 New
      -1
      That for 1000, that for 2000, that for 4000 .... BR does not matter. The warhead will fall and adjust in the same way. The main thing is to shoot at the desired area.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 03: 43 New
        -3
        Quote: Zaurbek
        That for 1000, that for 2000, that for 4000 .... BR does not matter.

        Quite hot. recourse
  4. sergey32
    sergey32 6 August 2020 14: 28 New
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    The missiles are ballistic, so the trajectory is calculated for missile defense. I wonder when the Chinese will teach their BB to maneuver?
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 6 August 2020 14: 49 New
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      The combat units of the BR do not maneuver. What is called maneuvering in Russia
      it is a light, smooth wiggle 1-2 degrees from the main ballistic trajectory
      using gas rudders.
      Any sharp maneuver at a speed of 12-20 MAX will cause powerful centrifugal forces,
      which will forever carry the warhead away from the target intended when aiming
      on astronavigation.
      1. Ilshat
        Ilshat 6 August 2020 15: 44 New
        -4

        During the first test, the glider reached the target with an accuracy of several meters.
        After separating from the rocket, the device flew 11 kilometers in 60 minutes at an average altitude of 1400 kilometers.
        The interlocutor of the publication emphasized that the DF-17 was specially designed for the prompt launch of a hypersonic glider.
        According to him, the tests carried out became "the world's first test of a hypersonic glider using an operational launch system."

        Depends on what.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 6 August 2020 16: 01 New
        +9
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The combat units of the BR do not maneuver. What is called maneuvering in Russia
        it is a light, smooth wiggle 1-2 degrees from the main ballistic trajectory
        using gas rudders.
        Any sharp maneuver at a speed of 12-20 MAX will cause powerful centrifugal forces,
        which will forever carry the warhead away from the target intended when aiming
        on astronavigation.

        How many kilometers is 1-2 degrees at a speed of Mach 12-20? Sorry, but this is a maneuver. There are no gas rudders, there head maneuvering is based on completely different principles.
      3. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 6 August 2020 16: 23 New
        +2
        Quote: voyaka uh
        it is a light, smooth wiggle 1-2 degrees from the main ballistic trajectory
        using gas rudders.

        Which Stone Age is this? EMNIP was on V-2.
      4. A009
        A009 6 August 2020 16: 34 New
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        Minus you for illiteracy. If he does not know the subject of discussion, why write that?
      5. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 6 August 2020 21: 36 New
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        Most likely, the BG speed should decrease ... otherwise there will be no accuracy for either a stationary target or a mobile one.
        1. Mavrikiy
          Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 03: 48 New
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          Quote: Zaurbek
          BG speed must decrease ... otherwise there will be no accuracy

          Well, you give, keptin! (Pygmalion)recourse
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 6 August 2020 14: 33 New
    +3
    [quote] [This missile is called the "destroyer of American aircraft carriers" capable of threatening the US Navy's AUG / quote] 1.) Tell me who knows how this missile is aimed at a moving group target.
    2.) I still remember zinc coffins with unrecovered PLA bullets. Maybe I missed, then I repent, lads. But these missiles are not mine and potentially threaten us.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 6 August 2020 14: 39 New
      +5
      Don't repent. You wrote everything correctly. China is not the kind of friend you can feel like you are with ...
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 6 August 2020 15: 27 New
        -1
        with which you can feel like a chic ...


        .......... said the Japanese and continued to smile at the Chinese
  6. A.TOR
    A.TOR 6 August 2020 14: 46 New
    -1
    ... And he threatened the brigade commander with a nasty blow ...
    And the nasty ones got scared
    And forcibly they began to transfer their filthy factories from the Celestial Empire
    To other places ...
    Also Asian, but not such a brigade commander ...
    ..................................................................................
    And the brutal brigade brigade commander crawled to ask forgiveness
    For it is said in the ancient book of the brigade commander:
    "Don't bite the hand that raised you out of shit
    For you yourself are only slapped like a brigade commander with the help of the nasty "
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 03: 52 New
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      Quote: A.TOR
      "Don't bite the hand that raised you out of shit
      For you yourself are only slapped like a brigade commander with the help of the nasty "

      Are you talking about yourself? recourse it is clear from where liberalism grows. requestout of shit
      1. A.TOR
        A.TOR 7 August 2020 12: 08 New
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        Do you want to swear and insult a stranger? What for? Do you enjoy it?
        I tried to allegorically remind the respected audience of the simple fact that the People's Republic of China owes a great deal to the United States for the current successes of economic development.
        By the way, the USSR too, but earlier.
        At one time, Mao Zedong's China "bit" the Soviet hand. Now he is trying to do the same with the US "hand".
        Having quarreled with the Soviet Union, China got huge problems. The USA is not the USSR, I think that China's problems from the current quarrel will be much bigger.

        Strange you, Mavrikiy, young, apparently ...
  7. Narcologist
    Narcologist 6 August 2020 15: 02 New
    -10
    Nobody is afraid of amers' AUGs anymore ..
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 6 August 2020 21: 37 New
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      How afraid they are.
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 7 August 2020 03: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: Narkolog
      Nobody is afraid of amers' AUGs anymore ..

      This is your professional. They are for many, even at night, to film. Beautiful, powerful, proud! ...fool Well old, well, rusty, well, floating barns, but at a speed of 30 knots. High road romance.
  8. Thrifty
    Thrifty 6 August 2020 15: 11 New
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    These missiles are only called by the Chinese themselves, but in fact it is an IBR against our lands! I trust the Chinese by a quarter of a percent more than Lukashenka, whom now I don’t believe at all!
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 6 August 2020 17: 34 New
      +3
      They have two priorities now:
      The Navy - and they are now the first in the world in terms of the volume of military construction, seriously ahead of the Americans. Even tonnage. And in terms of units of the main types (destroyers, frigates, corvettes, etc.) they overtake the whole world put together.

      By the way, the head UDC is already running, and it is more than what was laid in Kerch. The brother will soon run, the third is under construction


      The fourth will probably be based on a modified design, with a larger UAV component and various modifications.


      Destroyers are built in batches, auxiliary in batches, in general money gives a lot of exhaust.

      Space - they have a very ambitious program, on a par with NASA. Current missions are just the first steps in this program. They and the AMS are going to launch into the external system of the Cassini level, and landings on the satellites of the gas giants, and their own Hubble. In general, there are a lot of things in the plans.

      SV - get some money.
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 7 August 2020 08: 41 New
      +1
      Why do they need our land ??? but what in the ground they already buy for a penny without risking anything
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  10. trytfsds
    trytfsds 6 August 2020 15: 27 New
    +1
    No matter how China plays out, otherwise with such a high population density, a couple of dozen missiles with nuclear warheads will be enough for the United States to correct the demography of their population by a couple of hundred million people.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 6 August 2020 15: 43 New
      +6
      Quote: trytfsds
      No matter how China plays out, otherwise with such a high population density, a couple of dozen missiles with nuclear warheads will be enough for the United States to correct the demography of their population by a couple of hundred million people.

      Do you know what a ficus-picus is?
      After such a blow, China will survive.
      But the Chinese counter-counter-US is unlikely to survive.
    2. +5
      +5 6 August 2020 16: 22 New
      -8
      That is why China is still our junior partner in geopolitics ... We stand behind it and stroke an American-sized nuclear club.
      And for a couple of hundred lyams of their corpses and several warheads along the Three Gorges is enough. Or with a hundred regular RCs.
  11. Well done
    Well done 6 August 2020 15: 29 New
    +1
    And how is it known that the United States has 20 times more weapons? As if the Chinese are telling everything. You can probably order a thermonuclear bomb from aliexpress. laughing
  12. trytfsds
    trytfsds 6 August 2020 15: 54 New
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    Н
    Quote: Spade
    Quote: trytfsds
    No matter how China plays out, otherwise with such a high population density, a couple of dozen missiles with nuclear warheads will be enough for the United States to correct the demography of their population by a couple of hundred million people.

    Do you know what a ficus-picus is?
    After such a blow, China will survive.
    But the Chinese counter-counter-US is unlikely to survive.

    Well, if the United States strikes with all nuclear weapons, then China will certainly not survive this, since there will be nothing to answer and no one to answer.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 6 August 2020 16: 13 New
      +4
      Quote: trytfsds
      since there will be nothing and no one to answer.

      Material: response-oncoming is carried out after a massive missile launch by the enemy is detected and BEFORE its missiles reach their targets.
      That is, with a counter-counter attack, the enemy does not have time to inflict a disarming blow, and all available missiles fly to him

      Well, here the high resilience of China and the absent resilience of the United States begins to play.
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 7 August 2020 08: 43 New
      0
      and Russia will become the ruler of the land)))
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 6 August 2020 15: 56 New
    -1
    It has long been a tradition that the launches of such missiles precede negotiations with the Americans, American exercises, or an exacerbation of relations.
  14. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 6 August 2020 16: 18 New
    -2
    So the aircraft carrier is on the move
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 7 August 2020 00: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: Hydrograph of the Golden Horn
      So the aircraft carrier is on the move

      Pancake! And the BR too ... And also, the head is 2-channel (radar / IR-UV), and the control surfaces on the BB on the on-board computer are turned on ... and its speed is serious, you can immediately intercept the SM-3/6 horseradish ...
      Bad luck, however ... for the Ams. This is not a bullet on the "beacons" on a non-maneuvering satellite ...
      AHA.
  15. Old26
    Old26 6 August 2020 16: 23 New
    +1
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    Tell me who knows how this rocket is aimed at a moving group target.

    Well, the Chinese are developing their satellite constellation, although they still have not solved the problem with the radar on this GOS. As a result, they can only attack ships that are in the base. By the way, a few years ago they themselves disavowed their statement that these missiles can hit moving targets.

    Quote: Narkolog
    Nobody is afraid of amers' AUGs anymore ..

    You, Vitalik, are certainly not afraid of them, you are one left. Others, by the way, are not afraid of them either, but they are afraid, because such a weapon still poses a certain threat.

    Quote: Thrifty
    These missiles are only called by the Chinese themselves, but in fact it is an IBR against our lands!

    This is not an ICBM. The range of the DF-26 is about 4000 km. This is an intermediate-range missile, but not an ICBM
  16. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 6 August 2020 16: 26 New
    0
    In the Gobi Desert, a new crater appeared in the painted deck of an aircraft carrier. This is where "aircraft carrier assassins" are usually fired.
  17. Vitaly Bondarev
    Vitaly Bondarev 6 August 2020 16: 54 New
    -1
    Quote: Spade
    Quote: trytfsds
    since there will be nothing and no one to answer.

    Material: response-oncoming is carried out after a massive missile launch by the enemy is detected and BEFORE its missiles reach their targets.
    That is, with a counter-counter attack, the enemy does not have time to inflict a disarming blow, and all available missiles fly to him

    Well, here the high resilience of China and the absent resilience of the United States begins to play.

    And why China has high resilience, while the United States does not, maybe just the opposite. Firstly, the United States has a larger nuclear arsenal than China and a retaliatory strike from China may not work, but it may work, but it will not be effective; secondly, with a Chinese density, their demographic losses will be much greater than that of the United States , if practically not all, but many more nuances.
    1. Kuzmitsky
      6 August 2020 20: 58 New
      -2
      If China and America, God forbid, begin to shoot each other with all the nuclear missiles they have, then not only them, but everyone else, including you and me, will become sick.
  18. Aleks2048
    Aleks2048 6 August 2020 17: 20 New
    +1
    According to the PLA report, the exercise was intended to test how quickly the PRC's missile forces would be able to respond to an impending nuclear attack, including an attack from the sea.

    Am I interested in one or what? What exactly did the PLA write in the official report? What is the result?
    In general, the article is not very ... It's a pity to put a minus nowhere ...
  19. Magmax
    Magmax 6 August 2020 21: 35 New
    0
    Very sharp in precisiion and fast DF is truely dangerous
  20. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 7 August 2020 00: 03 New
    0
    Well, since China has experienced - then of course! While the country buys weapons from other states, it is possible to speak seriously about its military-scientific achievements only conditionally.
    According to Chinese news, they have already "won" the coronavirus three months ago - the paper will endure everything.
  21. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 7 August 2020 00: 09 New
    +2
    Quote: Old26
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    Tell me who knows how this rocket is aimed at a moving group target.

    Well, the Chinese are developing their satellite constellation, although they still have not solved the problem with the radar on this GOS.

    Yes, it seems like there is a concept and tests were carried out and seemed to be confirmed. But for 21D product ... And it looks like this: