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New Chinese missile Dong Feng 21D Unveiled

Posted by JohnD on Aug 06, 2010 | Leave a Comment

A new missile, named ‘Dong Feng 21D’ has been unveiled by China. The missile is developed by China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy and it is a smarter and immensely cheaper missile. A newly developed weapon, Dong Feng 21D can be launched from land with sufficient accuracy to break through the defenses of even the most refined moving aircraft carrier at a distance of 900 miles (1,500 kilometers). In the late 1960s, the missile was started to develop and it was finished approximately during 1985-86 however was not deployed awaiting 1991.

Dong Fend 21D is an unparalleled carrier-blowing missile. Factually, Dong-Feng means “East Wind”. It is China’s first solid-fuel land-based missile and it was developed from the JL-1 missile. It is a two-stage, solid-propellant missile which will be outfitted with single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). As per the estimation of U.S. Department of Defense, China has 60-80 missiles, and 60 launchers. China would be challenging and placing an end to the global air and sea power more gaudily with the complete development of Dong Feng 21D missile, pass up the invincible carrier navy supremacy of the high seas by the US.

New Chinese missile Dong Feng 21D Unveiled

Initially, the missile Dong Feng 21D is developed for strategic purposes and the later variants of DF-21 were designed for both nuclear and conventional missions. It is world’s first anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) missile and DF-21 has also been developed into space launcher and anti-satellite/anti-missile weapon carrier. Although it has a nuclear warhead of around 300kt, it is thought that high explosive, submunition and chemical warheads are also available. At the end of this year, China would conduct the final test of Dong Feng 21D according to the experts.

“If its targeting system proves accurate, the Dong Feng would rank as the world’s first mobile, land-based missile capable of hitting a moving aircraft carrier from nearly 2,000 miles away, depending on its payload and other factors”, said by the US military.

New Chinese missile Dong Feng 21D Unveiled

Analysts said that it is a game changing weapon being developed by China, an first-time carrier killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough. The US naval planners are scrambling to deal with what said by analysts. Some analysts speculate how speedy China will be capable to perfect its precision to the point desirable to intimidate a moving carrier at sea. They believe that Dong Feng 21D may not approach quickly with ideal precision and accuracy to target a moving carrier.

Last year, China had put up on show a version of Dong Feng 21D in a Chinese military parade. The Dong Feng 21D could revolutionize China’s role in the balance of power in the Pacific region as per belief. Actually, it could weaken Washington’s capability to interfere in any possible clash over Taiwan or North Korea. Also, it could disprove U.S. ships safe admission to international waters near China’s 11,200-mile long shoreline.

Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security told AP, “The Navy has long had to fear carrier-killing capabilities. The emerging Chinese antiship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection and deliberately designed for that purpose”.

China Threatens U.S. with High Tech Missile DF21D – Did China Cause Oils Spill ? video from Youtube:

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