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China says its long-range aircraft carrier killer ballistic missiles confound US spies

China’s DF-21D aircraft carrier killer ballistic missile

China’s DF-21D aircraft carrier killer ballistic missile

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

Mil.huanqiu.com says in its report on the DF-21D ballistic missile, which China showcased for the first time in its military parade on September 3, that US spies are disappointed that the DF-21D looks the same as the other missiles in the DF-21 family

China’s DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile is a well-known aircraft carrier killer that China has spent years to develop, entirely on its own.

The report says that US spies know well that there are a series of difficult technologies to tackle for a ballistic missile to hit a moving target more than 1,000 km away (the DF-21D’s range is 1,500 km).

However, they cannot find any clue to the anti-ship functions of the DF-21D, or how it is different from the  DF-21A, DF-21B or DF-21C.

The report officially reveals for the first time that the DF-21D uses better technology and materials than other missiles in the DF-21 family that imbue it with the capabilities of quick response, strong penetration, precise detecting and tracking of target and precision strike.

The report continues that what what worries US spies most is the DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missile showcased in the parade.

According to British Jane’s Defense Review, the DF-26 has a range between 3,000 and 4,000 km that enables it to sink US aircraft carriers near the US navy base in Guam.

The report also says that, like the DF-21D, the DF-26 can dive from out of atmosphere perpendicular down to the flight deck of a US aircraft carrier and penetrate its armour. It is utterly impossible to intercept the missile with existing technology.

There was official confirmation during the parade that the DF-26 has the capability to hit a large surface warship.

The report quotes Chinese missile technology expert Yang Chengjun as saying that the DF-26 has adopted a lot of brand new IT, measuring and guidance technologies to enable it to have the capabilities to hit various static and moving targets.

It can carry either a nuclear or conventional warhead. It is a mobile missile that can attack without support from other systems.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: mil.huanqiu.com “DF-21D perhaps disappoints US spies: DF-5B more powerful than DF-31A” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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