Pentagons 2014 China report

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Hans Kristensen's take on this report. Soon enough Chinese have only 20-25 ICBM's what are armed with 4-5 MT warheads (DF-5 variants).
The DOD report formally identifies the new road-mobile ICBM under development as the DF-41, rumored at least since 1997 to be in development. The missile might "possibly [be] capable of carrying multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV)," according to DOD. That obviously doesn't mean that the DF-41 will carry them; the DF-5A has also been assessed for years to be capable of carrying MIRV without ever doing so.

The report lends some support to the assessment – although not explicitly – that deployment of the DF-31 ICBM has ceased after only 5-10 launchers deployed in a single brigade.

Instead, the focus of the road-mobile ICBM modernization appears to have shifted to the DF-31A ICBM, of which the DOD report predicts that more will be deployed by 2015.

The liquid-fuel DF-3A (CSS-2) IRBM is not mentioned in the 2014 report, an indication that the 3.3-megaton weapon system has finally been retired after 42 years in service. The last DF-3A-equipped Second Artillery brigade – the 810 Brigade north of Dalian in the Liaoning province – was seen in May 2014 to have been converted to the solid-fuel medium-range DF-21 MRBM.
DOD Report Shows Chinese Nuclear Force Adjustments and US Nuclear Secrecy | Federation Of American Scientists
 
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If Chinese continue to arm each ICBM with one RV (as they have do so far) I would assume that DF-41 is going to be armed with this 500-600kt RV (weight 470kg) what is also used in DF-31.
 

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