China unveiled the Dongfeng-41, Beijing’s next-gen Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). The test was broadcast on Sunday over China Central Television.
The Dongfeng-41 is China’s most powerful weapon. With an operational range of 9300 miles, it’s the World’s longest range missile. The Dongfeng-41 can hit every corner of the World and can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads.
‘The missile can hit every corner of the earth, allowing China to counter a nuclear strike on the country,’ Yang said in the programme.
The Dongfeng-41 has been tested eight times: this last test occurred in early November, according to South China Morning Post. The first test occurred on July 2012, as reporter by the Washington Free Bacon.
The new ICBM should be fully operational during the 2018, while former military officials have said on CCTV that the missile is already operational.
‘Once the Dongfeng-41 goes into service, China’s ability to protect its own safety and to prevent wars would greatly increase. The missile must have matured considerably if it is to be operational in 2018’, told to Global Times Xu Guangyu, a senior adviser of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.