China Flaunts Supersonic Nuclear Missile that ‘Could Reach the US and Sink Moving Aircraft Carriers’

in china •  20 days ago

 

  • Fox News TV Published on Jan 29, 2019
    ABOUT: China has revealed footage of its supersonic nuclear missile Dongfeng-26 that could reach US territory and accurately attack a moving aircraft carrier, state media reported.Video of the DF-26 missile launch was released for the first time by state broadcaster CCTV on Wednesday, showing The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force participating in an exercise in north-west China.Earlier this month, Chinese media reported that the military had mobilised the missiles in the country’s remote northwest plateau and desert areas, presumably in response  to a mission from the US guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, which sailed close to the contested Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.The nose of the DF-26 missile has a double-cone structure with four fin-like flight control surfaces symmetrically built around the base of the warhead, the report shows.Military expert and TV commentator Song Zhongping told the Global Times that the fin-like flight control surfaces would provide better stability for the missile as it neared a slow-moving target, such as an aircraft carrier.On the other hand, the double-cone structure provides the missile with increased targeting capability, speed and stealth, making it more difficult to intercept, Song added.’An information network connected to the warhead, which possibly includes satellites, ground and naval radar in addition to radar on the missile itself, will c …

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