China - Can destroy US targets from China with a New Gen ICBM

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  1. SajeevJino

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    China, US to begin new arms race?


    China intends to significantly increase its missile potential. According to the influential Jane’s Defence Weekly, China has successfully test-fired the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching any spot on US territory. Beijing denied the information, but admitted that it is developing a new-generation ICB capable of destroying targets all across the world.


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    Beijing seems to start placing its stake on an alternative cooperation with the United States, China’s main economic partner. It’s clear the two countries’ trade and economic ties will dominate for years to come. At the same time, instability in various parts of the world and the US’ ever-increasing ambitions prompt China to consider taking a spate of the military containment-related steps.

    On Thursday, Washington signaled its readiness to deploy elements of the US missile shield in Asia and the Far East, something that is almost certain to prod China to further expand its regional clout by notably beefing up its military might. Alexander Larin is expert of the Moscow-based Far East Institute.

    "It is only natural that China continues to strengthen its army’s defense capabilities," Larin says. "We, however, should take into consideration the unfolding competition between China and the US over a spate of areas in Eastern Asia, a zone of China’s vital interests. Beijing is trying to oust the US from these areas and undermine its influence there, something that spreads to a military sphere and makes China start an arms race."

    According to the Jane’s Defense Weekly, the DF-41 was test-launched from the Wuzhai Missile Test Center in the central Chinese province of Shanxi a month ago. Washington Free Baconalso reported the launch, referring to the US intelligence sources which said, in particular, that the DF-41 has a range of up to 15,000 kilometers and is equipped with 10 nuclear warheads. The Pentagon has already dubbed the DF-41 a “first-strike weapon”, designed to cover the entire US territory.

    Russian defense experts have, meanwhile, expressed surprise about the turmoil surrounding the DF-41 given that many countries knew about this ICBM missile before. They were echoed by Moscow-based military expert Viktor Baranets.

    "China began to develop the Dongfeng, or Eastern Wind, ICBMs back in the 1980s, and there are several modifications of these missiles, including the DF-41, which has already been put on service," Baranets says. "China is just test-firing the DF-41’s missile carrier, something that has been tracked by the US Missile and Space Intelligence Center," he concludes.

    Right now, China has 70 ICBMs and 410 warheads, an arsenal that, of course, yields to that of the US. Sources in the secret services claimed that the missiles that are currently on service in China are capable of reaching just separate regions of the US Pacific Coast, as well as India and part of Russian territory. If the DF-41’s technical characteristics are confirmed, this will drastically change the situation.

    Beijing has repeatedly expressed frustration about Washington’s plans to beef up its military presence in Asia and the Far East. Earlier this year, the Pentagon signaled readiness to deploy its missile interceptors on the territories of Australia, South Korea and Japan, a move that the Pentagon attributed to a threat emanating from North Korea. In February 2012, Russian and foreign experts predicted that Washington’s attempts to deploy the US interceptors near the Chinese border are all but sure to infuriate Beijing. Their forecasts came true in August which saw the publication of the facts that neither China nor the US wanted to reveal.

    China, US to begin new arms race?: Voice of Russia
     
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  3. cinoti

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    Mutual destruction is enough, big countries should all assure each other we will be mutually destroyed if there is a war, only by this can we achieve permanent peace.
     
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    china knows that the U.S. will ensure the MAD strategy against china if they try to nuke U.S.and it will start WW-III.hope the chini CCP leaders are sane enough to recognise this danger!:rolleyes:
     
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    yes they can , but usa can hurt them on large level
     
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    China have better technology in Attack Missiles..


    But I didn't hear any info about their missile defence Program
     
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    India China bhai bhai, let's work together to destroy US and then we can share America.
    we first take their industry, you guys take all IT jobs
    and while they become mad, we call back our people and nuke them.
     
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    India Have no Idea to attack other country without any prior Reasons...

    And I think China have a Superb Idea to Counter US...and Chinese are More and More far away from US both Weapons and Technology...
     
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    Good for China that they have all in range and can destroy the world!
     
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    That is no denial. They just said "We're making it, not completed yet".
    I think the recent American excitement in bringing democracy to MENA and come back into South East Asia has rattled the Chinese.
    China is thoughtful of its growing needs, spanning trade & import and their vulnerability to intereference from American frequencies in both these regions.
    This would be another cold war. Just a bit more colder than the previous one, thanks to the mutual economic dependence.

    By the way, how do you test a 15,000 km range missile? I mean given the territorial limits.

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    Best of luck China.............................LOL.
     
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    when are we going to get that capability
     
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    Do we need it and do we need it now?
    I think Agni V is enough for now and as far as Surya is concerned not much information is in public realm :tape:
     
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    Military generals need this type of reports for funds to continue with their war games as well as telling people how important they are. In this respect, USA, China, Japan and even India behave similarly.
     
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    Ron? Ron Reagan? Is that you?
     
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    Reagan's words are still holding true today. Russia reduced itself to a GDP scale in the same league of India, but who dare touch a hair of Russia.
     
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    You just shoot it into international water with a public notice forehand.
    we did it in 1980 shooting our long range to south pacific 700 nm east to Fiji, 1982 we did a sub launched ICBM also in international water.

    I believe our Julang II was shot from some where in the ocean to inland China though, less trouble, easier recovering of the multiple rv.
     
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    Is it really China says so, or is it some russian 'expert' thinks so?
     
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    Exactly the way we did with our Agni V.
    Check this too NOTAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    It's a serious headache for US and Russia to take care of the thousands warheads they inherit from insane ages, while China has no need to carry a burden like this.
    And the effective period of nuclear weapons has its limits, no more than several decades i guess.
    Someone can choose to develop a reliable defence umbrella, or just sit and wait the major part of the warheads lose their functions.
    But in either way the nuclear deterrence will fade someday and a replacement is needed.
    Not much time left for playing idle, and this time pseudo-powers will be kicked out.
     

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