DF-11

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Dong Feng 11
Dong Feng 11
Type SRBM
Service history
Used by PRC
Production history
Manufacturer Academy of Rocket Motors Technology
Specifications
Weight ?
Length 11.25 m
Diameter 0.86 m
Warhead One, with Maneuverable reentry vehicles

Engine single-stage solid-propellant rocket
Operational
range


  • DF-11:300+ km[1]
  • DF-11A:700+ km
Speed ?
Guidance
system
Astro-inertial guidance (including ring-laser gyroscope) + Beidou

The Dong-Feng 11 (a.k.a. M-11, CSS-7) is a short-range ballistic missile developed by the People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

The DF-11 is a road-mobile short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) designed by Wang Zhenhua at the Sanjiang Missile Corporation (also known as the 066 Base) in the late 1970s.

Description[edit]

The DF-11 has range of 300 km and 800 kg payload. An improved DF-11A version has increased range of >825 km.[2] The range of the M-11 does not violate the limits set by the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Unlike previous Chinese ballistic missiles, the DF-11 use solid fuel, which greatly reduces launch preparation time (15-30 min). Liquid-fueled missiles such as the DF-5 require up to 2 hours of pre-launch preparation. Estimates on the number of DF-11s in service vary between 500 to 600.[3][4] The launch vehicle is made by Wanshan Special Vehicle.

Exports[edit]

China is known to have exported DF-11s to Pakistan, which served as the basis for the Shaheen-1 and Shaheen-2 missiles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Military Power of the People's Republic of China 2008" (PDF). Office of the Secretary of Defense. p. 66 (p66 of PDF). 
  2. ^ Dong Feng - East Wind/Julang - Great Wave
  3. ^ DF-11 (CSS-7) GlobalSecurity.org
  4. ^ DongFeng 11 (CSS-7) Short-Range Ballistic Missile Sinodefence.com

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Preceded by
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DF-11
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Succeeded by
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