Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Cina

Cina. Modelli di navi americane costruiti nel deserto dello Xinjiang. Poligono di tiro.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-11-12.

2021-11-10__ DF21 001

«The DF-21 (Dong Feng-21, CSS-5) is a medium-range, road-mobile ballistic missile. In service since 1991, it was China’s first road-mobile missile to use solid propellant. China has developed new DF-21 variants, including a dual nuclear/conventional capable variant (DF-21C) and another designed as an antiship ballistic missile (DF-21D). In2016, the U.S Department of Defense revealed a new nuclear variant, the DF-21E CSS-5 Mod 6 ….

It s a variant of the CSS-N-3 (JL-1) submarine-launched system that replaced the Dong Feng-2 (CSS-1) in the early 1980s. The Dong Feng 21’s solid-propellant system significantly increases its service life and mobility while decreasing its maintenance cost and launch time. The Dong Feng 21 represented a shift in the PRC away from liquid fueled designs. ….

Due to its solid propellant and Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle launch system. It can be easily transported and has a short launch time, allowing it to be deployed during a rapidly changing military situation, adding to its tactical effectiveness. The Dong Feng 21 can deploy a 600 kg payload with a minimum range of 500 km (311 miles) and a maximum range of 2,150 km. It can be armed with a single reentry vehicle that can be equipped with a 250 or 500 kT yield nuclear device. It uses an inertial guidance system that is capable of striking with an accuracy of 700 m CEP. It has a length of 10.7 m, a diameter of 1.4 m and a launch weight of 14,700 kg. The missile uses a two-stage solid propellant motor.» [MissileThreat]

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2021-11-10__ DF21 002

«China’s military has built mockups in the shape of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the desert of Xinjiang»

«These mockups reflect China’s efforts to build up anti-carrier capabilities, specifically against the U.S. Navy, as tensions remain high with Washington over Taiwan and the South China Sea»

«The satellite images showed a full-scale outline of a U.S. carrier and at least two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers had been built at what appears to be a new target range complex in the Taklamakan Desert»

«The complex has been used for ballistic missile testing»

«According to the Pentagon’s latest annual report on China’s military, the PLARF conducted its first confirmed live-fire launch into the South China Sea in July 2020, firing six DF-21 anti-ship ballistic missiles into the waters north of the Spratly Islands»

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I cinesi stanno proseguendo alacremente nella progettazione, costruzione e test più verosimili il possibile dei suoi missili anti-nave, avendo come obiettivo dichiarato il naviglio militare degli Stati Uniti.

Il confronto militare tra Cina, Russia e Stati Uniti sembrerebbe essere sempre più possibile, probabile.

Tutto si basa sul mantenimento degli equilibri: la parte che si sentisse in vantaggio scatenerebbe l’attacco.

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China builds mockups of U.S. Navy ships in area used for missile target practice.

Beijing, Nov 8 (Reuters) – China’s military has built mockups in the shape of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the desert of Xinjiang, satellite images by Maxar showed on Sunday.

These mockups reflect China’s efforts to build up anti-carrier capabilities, specifically against the U.S. Navy, as tensions remain high with Washington over Taiwan and the South China Sea.

The satellite images showed a full-scale outline of a U.S. carrier and at least two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers had been built at what appears to be a new target range complex in the Taklamakan Desert.

The complex has been used for ballistic missile testing, the U.S. Naval Institute reported, quoting geospatial intelligence company All Source Analysis.

China’s anti-ship missile programs are overseen by the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF). China’s defence ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to the Pentagon’s latest annual report on China’s military, the PLARF conducted its first confirmed live-fire launch into the South China Sea in July 2020, firing six DF-21 anti-ship ballistic missiles into the waters north of the Spratly Islands, where China has territorial disputes with Taiwan and four Southeast Asian countries.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in July this year that the United States will defend the Philippines if it comes under attack in the South China Sea and warned China to cease its “provocative behaviour”.