DF-25

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DF-25
Type IRBM
Specifications
Warhead 1 or multiple (up to 3) nuclear or conventional warheads (HE,FAE,EMP), maneuvering reentry vehicles

Engine two-stage solid-propellant rocket
Operational
range
3,200 km[1]
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance/BeiDou Navigation Satellite System + terminal active radar homing guidance[2]
Launch
platform
Mobile launcher[2]

DF-25 (Dong Feng-25) was a Chinese two-stage, solid-propellant, mobile-launch medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). Some reports state it could deliver a single or multiple conventional warheads weighting 2,000 kg over a maximum distance of 3,200 km. There are conflicting reports on whether the DF-25 entered service, and if so, when. The numeration pattern of Chinese DF-21 and DF-25 MRBMs follows that of China's DF-11 and DF-15 SRBMs. It is possible that both types are in service.[3][2]

The U.S. Department of Defense in its 2013 report to Congress on China's military developments made no mention of the DF-25 as a missile in service.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Fisher (24 July 2007). "New Chinese Missiles Target the Greater Asian Region". International Assessment and Strategy Center. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c http://missilethreat.com/missiles/df-25/
  3. ^ DF-25 - China Nuclear Forces
  4. ^ Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2013. Office of the Secretary of Defense (Report) (U.S. Department of Defense). 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014.