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Missiles of the People's Republic of China

Discussion in 'China & Asia Pacific' started by RMLOVER, Jul 5, 2017.

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    Missiles of the People's Republic of China
    Surface-to-
    Surface


    Ballistic Missiles

    Intercontinental
    Intermediate Range
    Medium Range
    Short Range
    Submarine Launched
    Anti-Ship
    Hypersonic Glide Missile
    Cruise Missiles

    Long Range Land Attack
    Short Range Land Attack
    Anti-Ship Supersonic
    Anti-Ship Subsonic
    Anti-Tank Missiles
    Anti-Submarine
    Air-to-
    Surface


    Cruise Missiles

    Long Range Land Attack
    Short Range Land Attack
    Anti-Ship Supersonic
    Anti-Ship Subsonic
    Anti-Radiation
    Anti-Tank Missiles
    Guided Bombs
    Surface-to-
    Air


    Anti-Satellite Missile
    Anti-Ballistic Missile SAMs
    Anti-(high)Radiation (emitter)platform SAMs
    Long Range Area Defence SAMs
    Medium Range Area Defence SAMs
    Short Range Point Defence SAMs
    Man Portable SAMs
    Air-to-Air

    Beyond Visual Range AAMs
    Within Visual Range AAMs
    Notes

    [1] Under development
    See also: People's Liberation Army
     
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    Chinese HQ-17 surface -air missiles revealed to public for the first time

    http://dy.163.com/v2/article/detail/CUK3KBJV05159UT8.html



    HQ -17 is mainly used to intercept low-altitude, ultra-low altitude penetration of combat aircraft and tactical air missiles to protect the ground forces fighting, it also can cooperate with other air defense weapons to form the multi-level air defense network for the regional air defense.


    From the HQ -17 structure layout design point of view, it basically inherited the Russian "Doyle" M1 . However, due to the Russian side did not formally transfer "Doyle" M1 technical information and production technology to the Chinese , the Chinese had to complete the product under reverse engineering. Therefore, HQ -17 compared to "Doyle" M1, there are still many differences.

    HQ -17 chassis is said to have a considerable degree of improvement, the body has been increased, the internal layout is also different. The most obvious difference is the appearance of the search radar antenna: "Doyle" M1 is a parabolic swept three-dimensional radar antenna, and the HQ -17 installed with the flat panel antenna similar to the improved "Doyle" M2 antenna.

    Moreover, from the appearance point of view, the HQ -17 use HQ -7B air defense improved search radar model. In addition, the short-range air defense missile technology of HQ-17 surpasses the Russian "Doyle" M1 early stage level.



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    Chinese DF-31AG Intercontinental ballistic missile

    The DF-31AG is a solid-fuel missile. It has three stages. This missile has a range of 11 200 km and can reach all areas of United States, Europe and Russia.

    While the older DF-31A carries a single warhead, the new DF-31AG reportedly carries multiple independently-targetable warheads (MIRVs). There is a version of the DF-31, that carries 3 MIRVs with 20, 90, or 150 kT blast yield capacity each. Furthermore the DF-31AG has longer range and improved survivability.

    Missile has internal navigation system with indigenous Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation system. Some sources suggest that it has an accuracy of 150 meters, or is even more accurate.

    This missile carries decoys in order to overcome missile defense systems.

    Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL) vehicle is based on 8-axle Taian special wheeled chassis. The TEL vehicle has some degree of cross-country mobility, though it is mainly intended to operate on hard surface roads. Vehicle has autonomy on roads of around 500 km.

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    http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/meet...ssiles-at-chinas-military-anniversary-parade/

    Meet the DF-31AG and the DF-26: The Big Ballistic Missiles at China’s Military Anniversary Parade

    At a recent parade, the People’s Liberation Army showed off new long-range ballistic missiles.

    By Eric Gomez
    August 08, 2017


    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently celebrated its 90th anniversary with a large parade of personnel and equipment at the Zhurihe training base in Inner Mongolia. While the vast majority of systems in the parade are for conventional combat, there were two nuclear-capable ballistic missiles on display, the DF-26 and DF-31AG.

    China’s approach to nuclear deterrence and changes in its nuclear forces have not received much attention, given the rapid and dramatic development of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. But developments in China’s nuclear deterrent should not be ignored given the flash points that could draw the United States into armed conflict with China.

    The most important flash point in the near term is the Korean Peninsula, where a conflict between the United States and North Korea risks drawing in China. The South China Sea and Taiwan, two other historic flash points, are relatively calm at the moment, but Trump’s decision to continue the military aspects of Obama’s “pivot to Asia” increases the likelihood these areas will not remain peaceful for long.


    China’s nuclear weapons play an important role in these areas of potential conflict. The technical characteristics of the DF-26 and DF-31AG provide valuable insight into the future of China’s nuclear deterrent.

    According to the latest Department of Defense report to Congress on China’s military, “The DF-26 is an intermediate-range ballistic missile which is capable of conducting conventional and nuclear precision strikes against ground targets.” A dual-capable ballistic missile can bolster deterrence by increasing the risks of strikes against missile bases. In a conflict with China, it would be relatively easy and operationally beneficial for the United States to strike fixed targets that support China’s combat forces. However, the ambiguity surrounding the DF-26 means that a strike intended for China’s conventional ballistic missiles could end up destroying some nuclear-armed missiles instead, which raises the chance of counter-escalation by China.

    The DF-31AG, meanwhile, is a modified version of the DF-31A road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The primary difference between the DF-31AG and DF-31A is transporter erector launcher (TEL) vehicle that transports and fires the missile. While the DF-31A’s TEL could only travel on paved roads, the DF-31AG’s TEL can travel over more rugged terrain. The ability to go off-road improves the survivability of the missile by creating a larger area of potential launching sites. A missile that is not dependent on roads for transport and launch is much more difficult to find and therefore more likely to survive long enough to launch a retaliatory strike. This logic is behind North Korea’s decision to develop tracked TELs for its Pukguksong-2 ballistic missile.

    Since China is bound to a no first use nuclear doctrine, leaders in Beijing need to be confident that their nuclear forces can survive a nuclear first strike and retaliate in order for deterrent threats to be credible. After China began modernizing its nuclear forces in the 1990s, its land-based ICBM force has focused on building mobile, solid-fueled missiles in a push to maximize survivability while also keeping the force relatively small. The DF-31AG’s new TEL is a major improvement over the DF-31A because it can travel over more terrain, thereby increasing mobility, complicating adversary targeting, and reducing the number of missiles that are likely to be destroyed in a first strike.

    It is important to understand how improvements in U.S. missile defense capabilities influence the development of China’s nuclear forces. China’s nuclear doctrine assumes that its nuclear forces will be degraded by a first strike. If the United States has a robust missile defense capability that can absorb a ragged retaliation then it would have a decisive strategic advantage over China. The steady increase in the number of missile defense systems deployed in East Asia in recent years, ostensibly in response to the North Korean threat, are of great concern to Beijing. Additionally, North Korea’s ICBM creates political support for improvements to the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system, which protects the United States from ICBM attack and reduces the credibility of China’s deterrent.

    The DF-26 and DF-31 AG indicate that Beijing will pursue a qualitative approach to bolstering its nuclear deterrent in the face of improved U.S. missile defense capabilities. Rather than building up a large number of nuclear weapons that could absorb losses from a first strike and still overwhelm missile defenses, China hopes to keep its deterrent viable through ambiguity and survivability. The ambiguity of whether or not a DF-26 unit has conventional or nuclear warheads makes it risky to target these missiles in a first strike, and the extra mobility of the DF-31AG’s improved TEL increase the numbers of targets that missile defenses have to defeat.

    While there is nothing inherently bad about increasing survivability, intentionally creating ambiguity as a means of bolstering deterrence creates risks in times of crisis. Chinese strategists hope that ambiguity will create unacceptably high risks for the United States, but this does not guarantee that U.S. decision-makers will restrain themselves and behave as the Chinese hope. If U.S. policymakers continues to place a high value on missile defenses as a way to manage the North Korean problem, they must understand the risks that such an approach creates for U.S.-China stability in the long-run.


    http://www.janes.com/article/72971/...-multiple-warheads-claims-china-s-state-media
     
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    Air Force air-defense battalion carries out training



    An air-defense battalion with a surface-to-air missile brigade under the PLA Air Force conducts railway transportation of hardware for a multi-service joint air-defense training exercise in north China in late September, 2017. (eng/Chinamil.com.cn/Photo by Li Ming)



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