China has showcased its “carrier-killer” missile, Dongfeng (DF-21) during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of world war two today.
The missile was first unveiled in 2014. The solid-propellant, single warhead medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) is developed by China’s Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy.
China has reportedly developed and tested its first anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) DF-21D with a maximum range exceeding 1,450 kilometres (900 mi) in 2011. The DF-21D is similar to an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) going into the orbit and re-entering the atmosphere. The difference is it maneuvers on to a target before landing a large warhead on or near a moving ship.
The MRBM has never been tested against the full range of countermeasures. It would be difficult to bring down a missile of this nature and a whole array of sensors, radar, satellites and other equipment would be needed to lock on to the target.
China is said to be manufacturing about a 1000 of them. The western media was skeptical about the capabilities of DF-21D.
The US Navy is considering either going ahead with the expensive LRASM or upgrade the Tomahawk missile which was never intended for naval warfare to compete against the DF-21D.
DF-21D is capable of traveling at Mach 10 speed with an effective range of 1,200 miles and the US Navy has expressed concern that the weapon might pose a major threat to US aircraft carriers.
China has revealed its new light attack helicopter Z-19E for the first time at the Tianjin international helicopter exposition that starts today. The export version Z-19E, developed by Harbin Aircraft Industrial Corporation is Harbin Z-19 or WZ-19 is a Chinese reconnaissance/attack helicopter
China's long range drone, CH-5 can carry at least eight AR-1 missiles and FT-7 small diameter bombs. The low-mid altitude drone, developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), is capable of both reconnaissance and strike missions, the WantChinaTimes reported today
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