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The two most dangerous ICBMs to US in the future are the JL2/DF-31 and DF-41.
Country: People’s Republic of China
Alternate Name: JL-2
Payload: Single warhead or 3-8 MIRV, 1,050 to 2,800 kg
Warhead: Nuclear single 1 MT or MIRV selectable 20, 90, 150 kT
Length: 16.00 m
Diameter: 2.00 m
Launch Weight: 52,000 kg
Propulsion: 3-stage solid
Range: 8,000 km
In Service: Exp. 2005
The CSS-NX-5 is an intercontinental-range, submarine-launched, solid propellant ballistic missile under development in the People’s Republic of
China (PRC). It is the Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) of the newest generation of PRC missiles. It is believed to have been developed
along with the DF-23 land-based missile, which was later redesignated to the DF-31 (CSS-9). The CSS-NX-5 is reported to be similar to the CSS-9 and it
is considered possible for the two missiles to be nearly identical. The CSS-NX-5 is designed for launch from the PRC Type 94 missile submarine, to
replace the aging CSS-N-3 missiles currently in operation.
The CSS-NX-5, unlike the CSS-N-3, truly secures the PRC missile force against attack. The CSS-NX-5 has sufficient range to strike US and Russian
targets from PRC territorial waters, protected by the PRC air force and navy. Its mobility is such that once at sea it can avoid detection and conduct
missile launches before it can be found and destroyed. As it can be equipped with Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) warheads, a single
missile can be used to destroy multiple targets, dramatically increasing the damage a single missile submarine could inflict. And as the submarine can
also transport the missiles to locations near the target, everywhere in the US and Russia is vulnerable. The CSS-NX-5 missiles can be hidden and
protected against a first strike, can inflict considerable damage on their own, and can strike any target within the United States.
Unlike the CSS-N-3, the CSS-NX-5 is not necessarily a first strike weapon. Despite the fact that the missile submarine force is too small to truly
provide a guaranteed deterrent, the CSS-NX-5 has sufficient range to allow the missile submarine to be heavily guarded in PRC territorial waters.
Though it is still small enough to be theoretically eliminated prior to a first strike, it can be defended sufficiently to not be worth the risk of
launch. However, the CSS-NX-5 still has distinct advantages as a first strike weapon. It can be positioned near US waters and be launched without
warning. This would prevent a successful evacuation of a target area, such as the White House, and would enable high level strategic targets to be
destroyed with minimal warning. The estimated accuracy is insufficient for use against missile silos with MIRV warheads, and single warhead missiles
could not be deployed in sufficient numbers to hinder US or Russian missile forces. However, a large quantity of the US missile force will be
vulnerable to a first strike should PRC guidance systems be upgraded to the point where a SLBM MIRV warhead can successfully destroy a hardened
The CSS-NX-5 has a minimum range of 2,000 km (1243 miles), a maximum range greater than 8,000 km (4971 miles), and carries a payload of 1,050 to 2,800
kg. This payload is believed able to be equipped with either a single 1 MT yield nuclear warhead or between 3 and 8 MIRV warheads. The MIRV warheads
probably weigh between 250 and 300 kg apiece and can be set to a nuclear yield of 20, 90 or 150 kT. The missile will likely be capable of being
equipped with penetration aids to decrease the effectiveness of anti-missile defense systems. The system uses an inertial guidance system with stellar
updates and a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system. An accuracy of 300 m CEP has been suggested, but other reports suggest 150 m CEP, which seems
to better reflect current guidance technology. The missile uses a three-stage solid propellant engine.
The CSS-NX-5 is believed to have entered the initial design stage in 1970 along with a land-based DF-23, but both were redesigned in 1985 following an
operational requirement change. This change probably occurred to take into account advancements in PRC warhead miniaturization technology. The
CSS-NX-5 is expected to enter service in 2005, onboard the first Type 94 nuclear missile submarine expected to be completed that same year. Between
four and six Type 94 submarines are expected to be built, carrying 16 to 18 CSS-NX-5 missiles each. It is considered possible that the remaining
‘Xia’ class submarine was modified to carry CSS-NX-5 missiles, but it is probable that upgraded CSS-N-3 missiles were installed instead.
Country: People’s Republic of China
Alternate Name: DF-41
Basing: Silo based, road/rail mobile
Payload: Single warhead or 6 to 10 MIRV, 2,500kg
Warhead: Nuclear single 1 MT or MIRV with selectable 20, 90, 150 kT
Length: 21.00 m
Diameter: 2.20 m
Launch Weight: 80,000 kg
Propulsion: 3-stage solid
Range: 12,000-14,000 km
The CSS-X-10 is an intercontinental range, road/rail mobile, solid propellant ballistic missile. As the missile is still in development, much of the
information available is estimation or conjecture. The CSS-X-10 is the next land-based ballistic missile to be deployed in the People’s Republic of
China (PRC) and represents the peak of PRC missile technology. It has been reported that the missile consists of the first two stages of the CSS-9
with a lengthened third stage, but it is likely that report referred to the updated version of the CSS-9 rather than the CSS-X-10. The CSS-X-10
appears similar to the Russian SS-27 and it is possible SS-27 technology was purchased or stolen. The CSS-X-10 is easily capable of striking the
United States and will likely become the core of the PRC’s nuclear strike force.
There is insufficient information about the CSS-X-10 to determine its effective use. Given the accuracy on the CSS-9, it will likely be capable of
destroying Russian and Indian hardened missile silos, as those are engaged well within its maximum range. It is unlikely that the current guidance
system can be used to destroy US silos. However, it is believed that the PRC has been attempting to acquire modern Russian guidance systems, and it is
likely that they will eventually develop the guidance systems to allow Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs) to destroy US missile silos. This
would make it an extremely effective first-strike weapon. At the moment, however, it will likely be used to depopulate civilian centers as a strategic
threat and to apply political pressure. It will most likely be primarily deployed against the United States, as India and Russia can be attacked with
shorter-range systems that the PRC has in large numbers.
The development of the CSS-X-10 system significantly increases the strategic force that the PRC possesses. The range and capabilities of the CSS-X-10
make it the most advanced missile in the PRC arsenal and a significant threat to the United States. The PRC has shown it is willing to use nuclear
weapons to achieve political gain. During a 1996 confrontation regarding PRC missile tests off the coast of the island of Taiwan, a senior Communist
Chinese official (and frequent policy spokesman), told a US official not to interfere with relations between the PRC and Taiwan because Americans
“care more about Los Angeles than they do Tai Pei.” The ability of the CSS-X-10 to strike the continental United States restricts US foreign
policy and undermines US influence in Asia. The concealment and mobility of the system makes it impossible to completely destroy during a pre-emptive
strike, leaving the United States completely vulnerable to the system until the development of an effective ballistic missile system. The placement of
decoys on the missile will significantly decrease the effectiveness of the system currently planned for 2005 deployment by the Bush administration.
The CSS-X-10 is believed to be approximately 21.0 m in length, 2.2 m in diameter, and have a launch weight of 80,000 kg. Its payload probably carries
either a single warhead or between 6 and 10 MIRV with a total weight of 2,500 kg. Its warheads can be single 1 MT nuclear warhead or a selectable
yield of 20, 90 or 150 kT on each MIRV. It has an estimated range of between 12,000 and 14,000 km (7456 and 8699 miles). It uses inertial guidance,
likely with stellar updates and a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system, which provides it with an accuracy of 100-500 m CEP. The CSS-X-10 uses a
three-stage solid propellant engine.
The CSS-X-10 program is believed to have entered development in 1986. The CSS-X-10 program is probably finishing its development or entering service
now. There is expected to be a total of 96 missiles produced, with half remaining mobile and launch-ready, with the other 48 being stored in silos
after the first phase of deployment. Nominally, the CSS-X-10 is set to replace the CSS-4, but both will probably be kept operational to maximize the
nuclear force of the PRC. As there are a limited number of missiles in the PRC that can strike the United States, it is unlikely that the CC-4 will be
replaced in the near future. Only after the CSS-X-10 has achieved sufficient numbers will new missiles begin to replace the CSS-4 systems currently in
JL-2 is already completed and manufacturing right now as we are posting. DF-41 will become available soon in 3-4 years. DF-31A will become available
the same time as DF-41. Some sources state 2nd artillery dropped DF-41 for DF-31A but the sources are unreliable and most likely do not contain any