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China first showed the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile at the Beijing parade on October 1.  Breaking America: What China's New Weapons Can Do


Breaking America: What China's New Weapons Can Do

China first showed the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile at the Beijing parade on October 1. Another important novelty was the demonstration of a medium-range ballistic missile DF-17. Thus, the PRC has once again demonstrated that the country's arsenal has many models of equipment that can cause serious alarm to the United States.

October 1 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the republic in China. In honour of this event, a series of major events are taking place in the PRC, including a grandiose military parade in Beijing.

16 Dongfeng-41 mobile soil missile systems (DongFeng-41, DF-41 or CSS-X-10 according to NATOclassification drove through Tiananmen Square in the capital. Previously, the DF-41 never took part in military parades.


As previously reported,
The People’s Liberation Army of China has already deployed a second missile brigade in the north-east of the country in the province of Heilongjiang, equipped with the latest DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile is a solid-fuel ICBM, while it is more powerful and heavier than the DF-31A and developed by the DF-31B, and is equipped with individual warheads for individual guidance (RGCH IN). The new Chinese missile is being created in soil, rail and mine 
versions.
Separating warhead ICBM DF-41 carries from 10 to 12 warheads with individual guidance, which can count on the successful overcoming of missile defense of a country such as the United States. The firing range, which in various sources is estimated from 12 to 14 thousand km, turns the DF-41 into one of the most long-range missiles in the world.
It remains the most powerful and modern intercontinental missile in the Chinese arsenal of strategic nuclear weapons, although it does not have a fundamental superiority over similar Russian and American missile systems.
At present, China is capable of shelling the entire territory of the United States with mobile ground missile systems (in the near future - with military rail systems), which will become the main counter-force argument of the Celestial Empire in the struggle for world leadership.
The abbreviation DF means "Dongfeng" - "East wind" or "Wind from the East."
Another important novelty of the parade was the demonstration of a medium-range ballistic missile DF-17, which is used to bring the hypersonic glider DF-ZF to a predetermined height (previously the designation WU-14 was used). Presumably, the range of the device can reach 12 thousand km, reports TASS.
The warhead of the DF-17 complex is made of one guided combat unit, the target range reaches 18 thousand km, winning in comparison with the previous version of the DF-16 system with the declared range of 1000 km.
The DongFeng-17 hypersonic system is multistage, the rocket itself is solid propellant. The combat head of the complex is capable of achieving hypersonic speed already at the first stage of movement and carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.
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In the air part of the military parade in Beijing, in addition to missiles, H-6N bombers were presented, which were a copy of the Soviet Tu-16 aircraft. The aircraft is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, as well as refuelling in the air.
This version is distinguished by new Russian-made D-30KP-2 turbojet engines with thrusts of the order of 118 kN each, an upgraded crew cabin, increased air intakes and an increased radar radome antenna, and the absence of 23 mm defensive guns. The combat load of this model was brought up to 12,000 kg. At the same time, the bomber was able to carry up to six CJ-10A type cruise missiles (flight range up to 3 thousand km), which are copies of the Russian X-55 missile.
According to some reports, the combat radius of the Xian H-6N exceeds 3,000 km. Unlike some of its predecessors, the version of the H-6N (as well as the H-6K) was not rebuilt from old aircraft but was produced at Chinese aircraft factories from scratch. Taking into account the life of the current bombers, H-6N aircraft have every chance of remaining in the arsenal of the PLA Air Force until 2052.
Another novelty, shown at the military parade on October 1 in honour of the founding of the PRC, was the supersonic strategic cruise missile CJ-100 ("Changjian-100" or DF-100). This product can be used to destroy buried command posts and communication centres. As the Chinese media previously wrote, it can be used to destroy well-fortified targets and underground bunkers. According to other sources, the CJ-100 missile can be used to strike surface targets. The combat radius of the CJ-100 is estimated in the range of 2-3 thousand km.
In addition to bombers and missiles, China introduced the latest shock unmanned aerial vehicles, including the GJ-11 ("Guji-11", another name for "Lijiang"), at the parade, TASS reports. GJ-11 is made taking into account the technologies allowing to provide this device with a low radar signature. In addition to shock functions, UAVs of this type can be used for reconnaissance and destruction of targets in the air.
“There is no force that could shake the foundations of this nation. No force can prevent the Chinese people from moving forward, ”said Xi Jinping, Secretary-General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the People’s Republic of China in his gala speech before the military parade.
Note that China was very concerned about the US plans to develop and test ground-based medium-range missiles.
“In the arsenal of the People’s Liberation Army of China, there are many examples of armaments and military equipment that can bring many concerns to the United States. These include, first of all, anti-ship missile systems with medium-range ballistic missiles DF-21D and DF-26. Both of these systems are designed to protect coastal areas and territorial waters from ships of a potential enemy. In China, the DF-21D and DF-26 missiles are called “killer aircraft carriers,” Konstantin Makienko, deputy director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, explained to Gazeta.ru earlier.
As website already wrote, today Chinese counteraction systems undermine America’s ability to project military power into the Indo-Pacific region, increasing the risk that China may use limited forces and means to achieve a final victory even before America can respond. Finally, US security guarantees to allies are currently being challenged by Beijing.
Many US military bases in the Indo-Pacific region run the risk of a possible missile attack from China and do not have reliable air defense and missile defense.
As for China, since the mid-1990s, Beijing has quickly transformed its military forces from an obsolete institution into a sophisticated war machine optimized, as they usually say in the USA, to deal with American assets in the field of force projection.
This happened against the backdrop of truly stellar economic growth.
Between 1996 and 2018, defense spending in China increased by about 900%,
which allowed the People’s Liberation Army to withstand the impressive pace of modernization in most key areas of national defense and security.
China's achievements in missiles, fighters, submarines and surface ships are particularly impressive in both qualitative and quantitative terms. Although the PLA has not yet caught up with the United States in terms of aggregate military power, world-leading defense analysts note that "trend lines are moving against the United States in the widest range of areas of activity."


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