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Chinese rocket DF-26C on the background of the international situation

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At the beginning of March, information about a new Chinese medium-range ballistic missile reappeared in the Western press. New weapon It has high enough characteristics due to which it can have a noticeable effect on the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. New Chinese rocket can threaten several countries located in Southeast Asia, as well as having their own interests in this region.




The American edition of The Washington Free Beacon, citing intelligence sources, writes that China has completed the creation of a new ballistic missile of the Donfeng family. The product with the symbol DF-26C is intended to attack various targets at a distance of up to 3,5-4 thousand kilometers. The emergence of such weapons is of concern to several states at once. The range of the missile allows China, for example, to attack the US military bases on the island of Guam.

Information about China’s new ballistic missile is extremely scarce. At the moment, only some common figures and details of its technical appearance are known. It is known that the DF-26C missile systems are made on the basis of special wheeled chassis. There is also information about the method of placement of these systems: they are located in protected underground structures and must leave them just before launch. The locations of the new missiles, for obvious reasons, remain unknown.

According to reports, the two-stage ballistic missile DF-26C is equipped with solid-fuel engines. Having a range of up to 4 thousand km and based on the wheeled chassis, the new missiles are able to complement the existing armament of the 2 artillery corps. The DF-26C missiles outnumber the DF-3 complex, recently removed from service, and the self-propelled launcher allows for mobility at the level of the DF-21 system. At the same time using the DF-21 and DF-26C missiles, China will be able to increase the strike potential of its armed forces. So, DF-21 missiles can be used to destroy enemy targets at a distance of up to 1,8 thousand km, the latest DF-26C - up to 4 thousand km.

Depending on the location of the missile bases, the new DF-26C complex can be used to attack targets in a fairly large area. In the east direction, Japan and a number of Southeast Asian countries, as well as American bases on the island of Guam, could be under attack. In the western direction, DF-26C missiles can “reach” to the territory of some Middle Eastern states. In addition, the whole of India is in the area of ​​responsibility for the calculations of these complexes.

New ballistic missile with a range of 4 thousand kilometers significantly increases the potential of the Chinese armed forces. This is facilitated by several factors. First of all, this is the rocket range. In addition, the new missile is likely to be able to carry both nuclear and conventional warheads, which will provide it with greater flexibility of use. Finally, a self-propelled launcher will quickly transfer missiles to the desired area.

Chinese rocket DF-26C on the background of the international situation


Shortly before News about the DF-26C rocket, other information appeared about promising Chinese weapons. In January, China tested an experimental hypersonic aircraft. Quite expectedly, the fact of these tests provoked the appearance of corresponding fears. There is reason to believe that the achievements of the program, within the framework of which the experimental apparatus was built and tested, will be used for military purposes. First of all, the possibility of creating a hypersonic warhead for ballistic missiles capable of maneuvering at the end of the flight is considered.

Thus, China announced its entry into the "club" of developed countries engaged in research and construction of hypersonic aircraft. At best, it will take several years to carry out all the necessary work, because of which the warheads for the rockets, in which the hypersonic program will be used, will appear no earlier than the end of this decade. It cannot be ruled out that at the same time a project will be created to modernize some of the existing and ballistic missiles currently being developed, in accordance with which these weapons systems will receive new combat units.

Other concerns regarding the new DF-26C rocket are related to one of the previous Chinese projects. Previously, based on the DF-21 rocket, the DF-21D product was created. This ballistic missile is designed to destroy enemy ships. Anti-ship ballistic missiles have some advantages over other systems of similar purpose, but their creation and use are associated with a number of difficulties. First of all, it should be noted that it is extremely difficult to ensure acceptable accuracy of a missile hit. The target ship is constantly moving, because of which the missile combat unit must adjust the trajectory of its flight accordingly.

Fears related to the further development of the DF-26C missiles seem to be far-fetched and premature. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that in the future China will create updated versions of the new rocket using the developments on new projects and, as a result, with higher characteristics.

It is easy to see that in its current form, the DF-26C missile system is a serious problem for countries located in Southeast Asia or having their own interests there. The flight range to 4 thousand kilometers, combined with the mobility of launchers, provide high flexibility of use and make it possible to keep a fairly large area on the fly. In the light of recent statements about the future of the Asia-Pacific region and the plans of various countries regarding a change in the balance of forces on it, the new rocket looks like a serious argument in favor of China.


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http://freebeacon.com/
http://militaryparitet.com/
http://rus.ruvr.ru/
http://sinodefence.com/
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  1. MstislavHrabr
    MstislavHrabr 17 March 2014 09: 11
    +8
    It’s time for us to prepare the industry for the production of medium-range missiles ...
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 17 March 2014 10: 56
      +2
      Quote: MstislavHrabr
      It’s time for us to prepare the industry for the production of medium-range missiles ...

      Of course it's time, but first you need to get out of the INF Treaty.
      1. jjj
        jjj 17 March 2014 18: 34
        +1
        Sanctions will write off everything
    2. luiswoo
      luiswoo 18 March 2014 00: 40
      +1
      Quote: MstislavHrabr
      It’s time for us to prepare the industry for the production of medium-range missiles ...

      It seems ready already or just about. Recently, mattress makers squealed that a medium-range missile was being tested under the guise of an RS-26 ICBM.
      And yet, there is such a machine:

      Which "The machine of antenna-feeder devices based on the 4-MAZ-7908 tractor developed by TsKB "Titan"", Not a museum exhibit"15Ж66 mobile front-end mobile soil missile system with a medium-range solid-fuel ballistic missile developed in the USSR in the 1980-s but not accepted for service in connection with the signing of the INF Treaty", Under the name" Speed ​​", with a maximum range of 4000 km. ;)
      I will not be surprised if this antenna is in traveling condition, in weight and dimensions does not differ from 15ZH66.
  2. Llirik
    Llirik 17 March 2014 09: 25
    +1
    China is preparing while there is time. You yourself cannot miss the last peaceful years. More weapons, technology and reserves.
  3. Ascetic
    Ascetic 17 March 2014 09: 45
    +15
    China does not have full-fledged PGRK ,. The Chinese complex can only shoot with
    prepared on the patrol route of positions - we have already passed this stage a long time ago. Great is their time
    preparation for launch - our PGRK has almost an order of magnitude less, thus the "survivability" of such complexes is very low. This means that they cannot organize constant watch and combat patrolling in hidden camouflaged positions in readiness for immediate start. Compared to our PGRK, the preparation and launch of the Chinese, I would describe as sunset by hand. The Americans and we will calculate and destroy them before the start, against the Indians and other Chinese opponents, yes. I agree. The threat is serious.

    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 17 March 2014 12: 21
      +4
      I believe you, as a specialist, but the road will take the road ........ no matter how you catch up !!!
    2. patsantre
      patsantre 17 March 2014 17: 29
      0
      And what, is there any data on the deployment time?
      How, for example, can we calculate them? Amers have a whole bunch of satellites in orbit. And we can only destroy them with the help of nuclear weapons. KR will not be enough for us.
      1. supertiger21
        supertiger21 17 March 2014 18: 22
        0
        Quote: patsantre
        And we can only destroy them with the help of nuclear weapons.


        The topic of nuclear war is dead and makes no sense, because. There can be no winners in it. Therefore, all the endless debates about the effectiveness of our "Poplar" or American "Minuteman" are stupid. Only a stupid person will want a nuclear attack from one state or another. Although on the other hand, nuclear weapons maintain peace on our planet, since it is thanks to him that there have been no global conflicts in the world for 70 years.
        1. patsantre
          patsantre 17 March 2014 20: 11
          0
          This is all clear, there is no debate on this topic. That's why I hinted at the nuclear weapons account that we have practically nothing to get these dongfenks. Except actually nuclear weapons, which is the last argument. And if it comes to him, then it’s true, it makes no sense to talk about how we will beat these Dongfeng, because the end will come all the same to everything and everyone.
          1. supertiger21
            supertiger21 18 March 2014 16: 36
            -1
            Quote: patsantre
            we have practically nothing to get these dongfenks.


            S-400 may well bring down flying dongfeng.
            1. supertiger21
              supertiger21 19 March 2014 17: 49
              0
              Judging by the minus - it is clear that some are too lazy to poke buttons on the clave) lol
      2. Ascetic
        Ascetic 17 March 2014 20: 17
        0
        At least the absence of AGCs (elements of the aiming and navigation complex and control of stability of orientation directions). Therefore, aiming and initial orientation in the shooting plane is carried out in a vertical position, it takes a lot of time and is a unmasking factor. With us, from the moment of receiving the order to launch no more than 5 minutes pass and the TPK becomes vertical at the time of launch. In general, the missile system has a significant preparation time for the march and alerting in the field position. There is no possibility of preparing and launching missiles from routes and unprepared field positions as our missiles can. This type of PGRC is easily detected and identified by Russian and American space reconnaissance equipment as soon as they leave the shelters.. Especially at the time of deployment and pre-launch modes. Judging by the remote input equipment, the whole process will take at least 50 minutes. or even more. This time is only for entering data on start-up. and the actual deployment time upon arrival at the point
        about fifteen minutes at least for a vskidku, hanging. Podstovkovo control cables and power and other hemorrhoids ... So the Chinese have room to grow and grow

    3. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx 18 March 2014 06: 55
      0
      Quote: Ascetic
      Compared to our PGRK, the preparation and launch of the Chinese, I would describe as sunset by hand. Americans and we will calculate and destroy them before the start

      Those. This is not a full-fledged PGRK, but just a rocket on a cart with which it can take off.
      Thanks, reassured.
  4. Weniamin
    Weniamin 17 March 2014 09: 59
    +5
    And then they wrapped her up. Conspirators! It seems that these are Chinese shuttles taking their trunks.
  5. Moore
    Moore 17 March 2014 10: 09
    +5
    To mask TPK with rags for sewing trunks is FIVE ....
  6. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang 17 March 2014 10: 28
    +4
    Quote: Ascetic
    Great is their time
    preparation for launch - our PGRKs have almost an order of magnitude less, thus the "survivability" of such complexes is very low. This means that they cannot organize constant watch and combat patrolling in hidden camouflaged positions in readiness for immediate launch. Compared to our PGRK

    Dear Ascetic, let me disagree with you on the PGRK. The PRC combined direct copying and creative rethinking of the Pioneer and Oka complexes that Mishka had pochikennoe-tagged - the result was the PGRK DF-21, which is in service, by the way, besides legendary and closed reviews of the RU fleet, it is not mentioned about it. Why? Its range is already a cause for concern in the Russian Far East.
    Df-26 is simply the next stage in the development of the weapons class. Do not hesitate, the Chinese will bring the complex to operational readiness. They switched to the EURO-5 standard like two fingers ... well, I see wink
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 17 March 2014 14: 09
      +2
      Quote: Kavtorang
      China has combined direct copying and creative rethinking of the "Pioneer" complexes that Mishka-tagged


      SW colleague, what do you mean by creative rethinking?
      Do you have data on their complexes for the operational determination of the coordinates of your location and numbering on the route?
      Transferring data from the qualifier and calculator to the rocket?
      If you know, share ...
    2. Ascetic
      Ascetic 17 March 2014 22: 51
      0
      Quote: Kavtorang
      ... The PRC combined direct copying and creative rethinking of the Pioneer and Oka complexes that Mishka had pochikened by Mishka - the result was the PGRK DF-21,


      iron can and copied, the engines are the same, but what about the KP and AGO? What about the control system, aiming, communication? You can't copy it anymore ... Therefore, they hide trailers in caves and in case of war they are taken out on the route to the positions prepared in the AGO, and only there, after binding and orienting in the firing plane, can a launch be carried out. At us at the BSP, the launchers are on duty in constant readiness for launch in special facilities "Krona" for several minutes after receiving the order, and not in caves. Even if the coordinates were transferred to the Americans, the counter-counterpart, even in this case, is practically inevitable.
      In the picture, the cable for coordination of special structures with the APU. At the bottom left, there is a cylindrical object.





      APU PGRK "Topol-M" after launch from building 15U182:
    3. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 18 March 2014 04: 50
      +1
      Hi, what are two fingers, During the mess created by us, we had a lot of interesting ideas that we went there ourselves to sell in order to survive, Even now we really don’t know what escaped there, And in the crisis he was able to buy those technologies that he never received in the quiet years , They really made a breakthrough in economics in terms of new technologies, And the Academy doesn’t stomp on the spot, And how many good and sensible engineers and designers have appeared, And interestingly, our experience is creatively applied, Remember FRAMES RESOLVE EVERYTHING, We probably don’t really understand m how China begins to step on our heels, How much time has passed as VARIAG they bought and the result, laid down their own on stocks but already completely different with a nuclear installation, I won’t be surprised if our ideas and developments ULYANOVSKA are suddenly discovered, China without interfering and quietly making noise carries out its modernization of the economy, Diligently exploiting the slogan that China Sewing workshop of the world, It’s very convenient and the authorities are using it with might and main, A country that is preparing to launch a space station into Earth’s orbit and begins to show interest in the Moon is somehow bad about it fits in with a shit, Being a scientific engineer, designer, architect is very honorable there, All of China, in the movement of a slogan without a specialty, you are an outcast greatly influenced young people, Competitions in higher and secondary educational institutions of all degrees are very high, The day when the return comes, In all I’m very attracted to this turmoil by one feature of the Chinese government. After 10 years, the entire upper elite leaves the stage giving power to the next generation, Think Everyone resigns, And the ruling party also has this order, And most importantly, the principle of cat rum they strictly adhere to return to public office is all before it was banned as you this postulate,
  7. viktor1227
    viktor1227 17 March 2014 10: 39
    +1
    Without constitutional reform, the medium-range missile treaty cannot be funded.
  8. Russkiy53
    Russkiy53 17 March 2014 13: 10
    0
    Yes ... Dragon-dangerous :)! ..
  9. Fiero
    Fiero 17 March 2014 13: 19
    +2
    Of the INF, it is imperative to leave / bypass, laying to the west.
    The 1972 Treaty is a clear example.
    Along the way, we can raise the diapers industry in sales in Poland and the Baltic states.
  10. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 17 March 2014 13: 56
    0
    The Chinese made their "Pioneer"
  11. Bongo
    Bongo 17 March 2014 14: 03
    +3
    Depending on the location of the missile bases, the new DF-26C complex can be used to attack targets in a fairly large area. In the east direction, Japan and a number of Southeast Asian countries, as well as American bases on the island of Guam, could be under attack. In the western direction, DF-26C missiles can “reach” to the territory of some Middle Eastern states. In addition, the whole of India is in the area of ​​responsibility for the calculations of these complexes.

    Chinese infantry raids are the first to threaten Russia!
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 17 March 2014 16: 18
      0
      Quote: Bongo
      Chinese infantry raids are the first to threaten Russia!

      Let me disagree with you hi China has only recently begun to put in order air defense, they still do not have a complete System, only a focal one. About missile defense is not even talking. They are still very vulnerable in this regard.
      1. patsantre
        patsantre 17 March 2014 17: 32
        +3
        Moreover, air defense has nothing to do with this, this does not negate the possibility of a strike by their infantry regiment against us.
        1. Landwarrior
          Landwarrior 17 March 2014 20: 59
          0
          Well, here you are wrong - we just have a chance to intercept their missile, but they practically do not. A return salvo of the Iskander missiles, which they cannot repulse, against the Chinese complex of hydroelectric power plants and psё, industry without electricity + flooding of significant territories and the growth of separatist sentiments. Do they need it? wink
          1. patsantre
            patsantre 18 March 2014 14: 31
            +1
            We have practically nothing to intercept the BR, especially ICBMs.
  12. corporal
    corporal 17 March 2014 16: 52
    +4
    Quote: Landwarrior
    China has only recently begun to tidy air defense,

    What is not meant is that you can relax and wait for them to bring their systems to mind. You always have to work ahead of the curve, and in recent years for some reason we have been catching up. sad
    1. Landwarrior
      Landwarrior 17 March 2014 21: 00
      0
      And I'm not saying that we need to stop. We just have a slight advantage over them. So they certainly saliva come to Siberia, but not fools to run into the open hi
  13. bigELDAK
    bigELDAK 17 March 2014 19: 33
    0
    A question for experts, why the chassis is different (in 1 photo 3 -?, In 2 photos 2-3, and 3 photos already 2-4), it’s somehow connected with the mass of the rocket and the rockets in 2 and 3 photos are different ( in 3 photos it is much longer) ?. HERE HAS ANY SECRET SECRET.
  14. bender8282
    bender8282 17 March 2014 19: 59
    0
    oh I do not believe in Chinese technology ....
  15. Sergei75
    Sergei75 17 March 2014 22: 16
    0
    Hmm, we were lucky with our neighbor, and then Crimea decided on it ... I wonder what we will do when several million Chinese living in Russia decide to decide on the Far East?
    The border to the castle! So as not to envy ...
  16. Vittt
    Vittt 17 March 2014 22: 22
    +1
    These missiles from the Chinas are for us, but not for any Guam. Enough to comply with the moronic agreement on the INF Treaty. Rivet the rockets with Megatons !!!
  17. Vittt
    Vittt 17 March 2014 22: 35
    -1
    And in pursuit - I studied the Chinese mentality a bit. You are astounded, but they have practically no concept of MOTHERLAND. They have the concept of BENEFIT.
    Remember the famous Nanjing massacre? The Chinese soldiers did not have a motivation for protection, they only wanted to protect their family, and they didn’t care for the neighbor’s family if he was from a different province. Even now in the army of the PRC, draftees from Guangzhou (southern China, close to Hong Kong) will never understand the draftees from Harbin or Xinjiang.
    And while this situation persists - despite the monstrous population of China, we need to QUIETLY-QUIETLY-VERY MUCH EVERYTHING (especially military-military, hhhhhhhhhhhh!)! ...
  18. Pukanpein
    Pukanpein 17 March 2014 23: 01
    +1
    The Chinese nation is very capable.
    Lao Tzu said so, in order to win, one must respect his enemies.
    China is the fastest growing power in the world. They are leaders in the production of consumer goods, but at any time they can be reorganized into the production of military goods, and supply right and left. They have the largest mobilization reserve, discipline at an unattainable level — what, what, and it’s better to be friends with China than enemies.
  19. Suhow
    Suhow 18 March 2014 01: 39
    +1
    I apologize for the intervention, but I live far away but I think that these missiles are a threat to Russia and they will take if not quality and quantity and low cost. Russia needs to develop both missile defense and inevitable preemptive strike systems on the basis of the necessary minimum + reserve. This is costly but anybody (partner) will think 30 times before doing something. China is not Ukraine - with an army without normal weapons and small ammunition. Independence and world leadership are expensive but worth it. In the USSR, I was Proud of the country and the army. I wish that Russia has never come across the situation in which Ukraine is now (not only in military but also in civil-political senses). Respect.
  20. Pukanpein
    Pukanpein 18 March 2014 08: 08
    +1
    In addition to Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and India are in the affected area.
    Such missiles are a way to maintain their sphere of influence.
  21. sergeant1986
    sergeant1986 April 16 2014 00: 19
    0
    In such a case, it is necessary to guarantee a comfortable flight for three passengers ala "Kuzkina Mother". And that's all ...