China tested a missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States
BEIJING, (BM) – A submarine of the Navy of the People’s Liberation Army of China has tested a ballistic missile, which can reach anywhere in the United States. This was reported by The Washington Post, citing a source in the Pentagon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The latest JL-3 rocket was tested from a Jin-class nuclear-powered submarine from Bohai Bay (northwestern Yellow Sea) on Sunday, December 22. The start was recorded by American intelligence satellites, which tracked the missile throughout the flight in a westerly direction.
Other launch details are not reported. The publication indicates that the tests were conducted against the backdrop of reports that US intelligence expects the launch of long-range missiles in the DPRK.
In November last year, China successfully conducted the first test of a ballistic missile submarine (SLBM) Julong-3 (JL-3). The projectile was created on the basis of an intercontinental ballistic missile ground-based DF-41. It is compared with the American Trident II D-5 missile and the Russian P-30 Bulava-30. The maximum range of SLBMs is 14 thousand kilometers.
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