The JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile, supposedly built for the Type 096 Tang-class submarines, was successfully test-fired. It hit the target in Xinjiang.
Analysts believe that the JL-3 missile was developed from the Long March -2F rockets. It carries 5-7 warheads (as opposed to the 10 warheads carried by the JL-2).
There are a few versions:
- First version has range of 12,000 km
- Second version has range of 14,000 km
- Third version has range of 20,000 km
Translated from Mandarin:
Recently, the Japanese "Yomiuri Shimbun," declared a few days ago the Chinese Navy nuclear submarine in the Atlantic successfully fired a "waves 3" new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, and successfully hit the target in the desert of Xinjiang. According to foreign research institutions believe that China developed "waves 3" submarine-launched ballistic missile is the "Long March-2F" evolved from the launch vehicle, which had in September 2008 was the "seven gods" spacecraft in the carriage, " waves 3 "is the" Long March - 2F "rocket reduce the size, remove the booster, the installation of a modified warhead and solid fuel than the previous" waves 2 "to play more than 3,000 km (close to 12,000 km) can carry a 5-7 lead 350,000 tons sub-thermal nuclear warheads. U.S. military satellites detected, the Chinese navy a strategic missile submarines launched the first boat in Jinxi Huludao.
III strategic missile submarine in waves in the wind thirty-one derived based on submarine-launched strategic missiles, by the Department of Space, a joint development of homes and two homes, referred to as the east sea works. The second prototype of the original waves is only 8600 km range missile, carrying 25 million tons 3-4 minutes guided missiles thermonuclear warheads, has improved after two relatively large.
Waves III strategic missile submarine in the first increased to improve the range of 12,000 km, carrying capacity was increased to 25 million tons carried 6-8 hours guided missiles thermonuclear warhead. The second improvement to the range once again increased to 14,000 kilometers, carrying capacity was increased to 25 million tons carrying 10 sub-guided thermal nuclear warheads.
094 strategic missile submarine is a carrier of waves 2, the original design and equipment 094 16 launchers, the late 90's, the international environment has changed the design has been unable to meet the needs of the current situation, 094 had to re-design, under construction and equipment 18 094 with launchers, according to Chinese Academy of Sciences of dead persons, space experts Wang Zhenhua's "free orbit" theory, waves 3 to strategic missile submarine design using the international unprecedented solid - liquid two-stage rocket structure, including a solid rocket and liquid secondary rocket, a maximum range of 14,000 kilometers, the equivalent of 250,000 tons carrying 10 sub-thermal nuclear warheads.
United States and Japan attach great importance to this test, is that the missile tests of extraordinary significance. "Navy News" analysts believe that if a range of 20,000 km of "waves 3" Configuring a new generation of nuclear submarines in the PLA, the Chinese mainland to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles anywhere in the world, when the United States will be in the range of the missile range. After a successful test of the "waves 3" missile, also means that China is fully equipped with multiple nuclear strike capability, that is, to bear against the enemy, as long as there are submarines can launch nuclear counterattack.
Russian military experts believe that the launch of the "waves 3"-type ballistic missile. Shows that China's level of deterrence by the United States and Japan rose to the strategic level, tactical level, warning of the region up to the United States warned China of new submarines and the ability to integrate the new missile technology has reached the practical requirements. Of European and Chinese strategic and military center of the Canadian military ASTRI director Daershike non-European, if true, not only in the nuclear counter-attack on the Chinese have a greater deterrent effect, but also a sign of China to the power.