|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|12,000 km (7,500 mi) |
|Astro-inertial with Beidou|
|Type 096 submarine|
The JL-3 (Chinese: 巨浪-3; pinyin: Jù Làng Sān; lit. 'Giant Wave 3') is a Chinese third-generation intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in development. It will likely deploy on the Type 096, a predicted future class of Chinese ballistic missile submarine.
The JL-3 is expected to carry multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles—warheads capable of targeting numerous separate locations. The first test flight occurred on 24 November 2018 in the Bohai Sea; it was likely a test of the launch tube's cold-launch ejection system. Testing continued through June 2019.
- Gertz, Bill (2019-06-13). "China Tests New Sub-Launched JL-3 Strategic Missile". Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
- United States Department of Defense (May 2018). Annual Report To Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2018 (PDF) (Report). p. 29. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Shaikh, Shaan (21 December 2018). "China Flight Tests New JL-3 SLBM". Missile Threat. Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
- Chan, Minnie (January 4, 2020). "China nuclear missile development steps up a gear with test of weapon capable of hitting US mainland". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on January 9, 2020.