China’s new nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile, Dong-Feng 26 (DF-26) has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force.
The Dongfeng-26 has been commissioned into the PLA Rocket Force. It can carry out precision strikes against land- and sea-based targets, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said at a media briefing Thursday.
The missile was completely developed by the Chinese and will serve for nuclear strikes in short notice and conventional precision strikes against targets on land and large- and medium-sized warships, Mr Wu said.
"China has not changed its defensive nuclear strategy nor the policy of no-first-use of nuclear weapons," he said.
While there is no official announcement about the range of the missile, defence experts say it is capable of hitting US military installations on Guam, the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.
China has a range of missiles which can be fired at short notice.
Taiwans state-funded National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) is set to prepare for mass production of two types of missiles with extended range capable of travelling more than 1,000 and 2,000 kilometers to counter Chinas provocative actions. The NCSIST was looking for procurement of more than 600 sets of ring laser gyroscopes (RLG) and control panel components from the US, which is believed to be preparing for mass production of the domestically developed extended-range version of the Hsiung Feng IIE, a surface-to-surface cruise missile, and of the Cloud Peak medium-range missile,
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