China tests new long-range missile with two guided warheads

China tests new long-range missile with two guided warheads

August 20, 2015 4:07 AM (UTC+8)

 

(The Washington Free Beacon)

China conducted a flight test this month of its newest long-range missile that U.S. intelligence agencies say lofted two independently-targeted simulated nuclear warheads, according to defense officials.

China's newest ICBM, the DF-41
China’s newest ICBM, the DF-41

The launch of the DF-41 road-mobile missile Aug. 6 was the fourth time the new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has been test-fired in three years, and indicates that the weapon capable of hitting U.S. cities with nuclear warheads is nearing deployment.

The DF-41, with a range of between 6,835 miles and 7,456 miles, is viewed by the Pentagon as Beijing’s most potent nuclear missile and one of several new long-range missiles in development or being deployed. Read More

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