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China's Type 096 class SSBN
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:25:32 AM »
China Conducts First Test of New JL-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
China’s nuclear modernization continues with the first known test of its next-generation SLBM.

https://thediplomat.com/2018/12/china-conducts-first-test-of-new-jl-3-submarine-launched-ballistic-missile/

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The Type 096 nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) remains under construction and is expected to begin sea trials in three to four years.

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The JL-3, along with the Type 096, will mark the modernization of China's sea-based nuclear deterrent, which became operational only recently.

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"China's next-generation Type 096 SSBN, reportedly to be armed with the follow-on JL-3 SLBM, will likely begin construction in the early 2020s" it added.

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