MND confirms Chinese missile tests

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  1. Sridhar

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    [​IMG]Published January 10, 2012


    SOURCE: TAIPEI TIMES
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    The Ministry of National Defense confirmed yesterday that China had test-fired Julang-2 (JL-2) -submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) before the New Year.
    Chinese military bulletin boards recently lit up with reports that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might have test fired as many as six JL-2 SLBMs near Dalian in -Liaoning Province, China.

    At least two submarines in China’s Northern Fleet are known to operate out of Xiaopingdao -Submarine Base close to Dalian.
    China plans to introduce up to five Type 094, or Jin-class, -second-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) armed with JL-2 missiles. Each Type 094 submarine can carry as many as 12 missiles.
    The JL-2, designed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp’s 4th Academy, is a solid-propellant derivative of the Dong Feng 31 (DF-31) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
    The JL-2, one of China’s three long-range strategic -missiles, has a maximum range estimated at 8,000km and can carry a -thermonuclear warhead with a yield ranging from 25 kilotons to 1,000 kilotons, or about 80 times the force of the nuclear device dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
    Contacted for comment yesterday, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Colonel David Lo (???) said the military was aware that China had tested the JL-2 and would pay close attention to further development of the missile.
    Lo’s comments were the first official confirmation by Taiwan’s military that the PLA Navy had carried out the missile test, less than three weeks before Taiwanese head for the polls on Saturday.
    So far official Chinese media and the Chinese military have not confirmed rumors of the exercise. Missile tests carried out by the PLA in March 1996 to pressure Taiwanese as they headed into their first direct presidential election in the nation’s history are generally believed to have backfired on China and boosted support for then-president Lee Teng-hui (???).
    However, the state-owned Chinese-language Global Times -reported yesterday that a Chinese fisherman in Shandong Province had retrieved cylindrical wreckage from what appeared to be a missile booster, which could provide confirmation of the SLBM test.
    Rick Fisher, a senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center in Washington, told the Washington Times last week that the tests would clearly demonstrate that after several years of development and delays, the PLA Navy is now able to launch submarine-based ballistic missiles “at a near wartime frequency.”
    “If these reports are true, then the [Type] 094 submarine is ready for the PLA version of deterrence patrols, which could commence this year,” he said.
    “This number of successful tests would also indicate that the PLA has, at long last, resolved whatever issues were preventing this missile from achieving ‘operational’ status,” the paper quoted him as saying.
    The US Department of Defense’s annual report on the PLA stated that once it is deployed, the Type 094/JL-2 combination would constitute China’s first real sea-based deterrent, a capability that could give Beijing the means to discourage the US from intervening on behalf of Taiwan.

    Chinese JL-2 SLBM first stage ends up in Taiwanese fisherman’s net | idrw.org
     
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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Why would stage 1 be anywhere near water? They launch them a few miles from the coast and that stage should travel a long way. Another failed launch.
     
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    Taiwanese fisherman‘s net?

    Our Indian friend is high on drugs or illiterate or just simple dunderheaded?

    This is hilarious!:rofl::rofl:
     
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    [h=1]Here is the original report:

    MND confirms Chinese missile tests - Taipei Times

    MND confirms Chinese missile tests[/h][h=3]EVIDENCE?Chinese state media have reported that a fisherman in Shandong had accidentally retrieved wreckage from what may have been a missile booster[/h]By J. Michael Cole / Staff Reporter
    The Ministry of National Defense confirmed yesterday that China had test-fired Julang-2 (JL-2) -submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) before the New Year.

    Chinese military bulletin boards recently lit up with reports that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy might have test fired as many as six JL-2 SLBMs near Dalian in -Liaoning Province, China.

    At least two submarines in China’s Northern Fleet are known to operate out of Xiaopingdao -Submarine Base close to Dalian.
    China plans to introduce up to five Type 094, or Jin-class, -second-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) armed with JL-2 missiles. Each Type 094 submarine can carry as many as 12 missiles.

    The JL-2, designed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp’s 4th Academy, is a solid-propellant derivative of the Dong Feng 31 (DF-31) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

    The JL-2, one of China’s three long-range strategic -missiles, has a maximum range estimated at 8,000km and can carry a -thermonuclear warhead with a yield ranging from 25 kilotons to 1,000 kilotons, or about 80 times the force of the nuclear device dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

    Contacted for comment yesterday, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Colonel David Lo (羅紹和) said the military was aware that China had tested the JL-2 and would pay close attention to further development of the missile.

    Lo’s comments were the first official confirmation by Taiwan’s military that the PLA Navy had carried out the missile test, less than three weeks before Taiwanese head for the polls on Saturday.

    So far official Chinese media and the Chinese military have not confirmed rumors of the exercise. Missile tests carried out by the PLA in March 1996 to pressure Taiwanese as they headed into their first direct presidential election in the nation’s history are generally believed to have backfired on China and boosted support for then-president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝).

    However, the state-owned Chinese-language Global Times -reported yesterday that a Chinese fisherman in Shandong Province had retrieved cylindrical wreckage from what appeared to be a missile booster, which could provide confirmation of the SLBM test.

    Rick Fisher, a senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center in Washington, told the Washington Times last week that the tests would clearly demonstrate that after several years of development and delays, the PLA Navy is now able to launch submarine-based ballistic missiles “at a near wartime frequency.”

    “If these reports are true, then the [Type] 094 submarine is ready for the PLA version of deterrence patrols, which could commence this year,” he said.

    “This number of successful tests would also indicate that the PLA has, at long last, resolved whatever issues were preventing this missile from achieving ‘operational’ status,” the paper quoted him as saying.

    The US Department of Defense’s annual report on the PLA stated that once it is deployed, the Type 094/JL-2 combination would constitute China’s first real sea-based deterrent, a capability that could give Beijing the means to discourage the US from intervening on behalf of Taiwan.

    Additional reporting by Rich Chang
     
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    Didn't know our Indian friends are also good at making up headlines :rofl:

    Speaking of the mentality behind this silly “blunder” :rofl:

    Surely a good case for psychological study。:rofl:
     
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    enjoy.......................................................
     
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    The title is from the Blog IDRW.ORG. I didn't make one.

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    Post #4 indicates that the Chinese State acknowledges that the some part was in a fisherman's net!


    So, :rofl:, what dunderheads the Chinese Govt and Chinese media are, right?

    And guess, who is the real dunderhead shooting off his mouth (in this case the finger on the keyboard) without checking the facts?
     
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    it is two stage missile as per wiki, any chines member has pics showing stage of the missile ?
     
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    now compare this with official photo of old model

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    surely chines have done some marking on their property ???
     
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    Isn't that the JL1?

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    if i say old model then it has to be JL1 if present model is JL-2. :frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty::frusty:
     
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    BTW did chines claimed its lost article ?? or does it become property to person who has found it ??
     
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    My bad brah.
     
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    Ah! So, deterrence patrols will start this year. I guess they are in a hurry to beat the Arihant in this aspect. It would be really funny if we manage it first though.
     
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    just imagine we test fire missile our K4 from ATV I close to south China sea.
     

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