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Chinese medium-range missile DF-21D is capable of minutes to carry with the surface of the oceans the American frigates, coastal ships, cruisers and aircraft carriers, says “Star”.
In the case of equipment of the missile’s nuclear warhead, the weekly continues, even “don’t need to get right on target” — just “drop” the warhead within the boundaries of the settlement zone. “As they say in his ironic rocketeers, we do not need your house number — just the name of the city. In our case it will be enough and square on the sea chart”, — says the publication.
The location of the DF-21D in the coastal regions will allow China to completely close the issue of protecting the country from enemy strikes by aircraft carrier and naval strike groups. “Well, the decision on landing in this case can take only very inadequate opponent,” notes “Star”.
In February of 2018 became aware of conducted by China tests DF-21G, a modernization of two-stage solid-fuel ballistic missiles, medium-range DF-21D.
DF-21D is the first and world’s only anti-ship ballistic missile. The range of the missile that can carry conventional and nuclear (capacity of up to 300 kilotons) warheads, is estimated at 2.7 thousand kilometers. Target designation is carried out by radar and optical-electronic equipment of satellites Yaogan.
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