Dongfeng-41: China’s 12,000-kms intercontinental missile
Enhancing the reach of its fire-power, China’s has unveiled the sophisticated Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), which has a range of 12,000 kms, placing it among the world’s longest-range missiles.
The existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, was indirectly revealed by a Chinese Government environmental monitoring file. It is widely speculated that the DF-41 missiles will be capable of carrying three nuclear warheads. The next generation missile is also likely to have better mobility as the launchers can cross more complicated terrain, and have better survivability in the event of a first strike. It would also have stronger penetration abilities and faster response times.