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Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM / ASBM
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:31:52 AM »
Beijing confirms induction of DF-26 ballistic missile into PLARF | Janes - 30 April 2018
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China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed that the locally designed and developed Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) has entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF).

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The spokesperson described the DF-26 as being capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads, and conducting “rapid nuclear counter-strikes and conventional medium-and long-range precision strikes” against land targets and medium- and large-sized vessels.

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Re: Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:34:31 AM »
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade | The Diplomat - April 17, 2018
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Video footage carried in Chinese state media showed at least 22 integrated six-axle DF-26 transporter-erector-launchers along with their crews.

The DF-26 is thought to have a range capability of around 4,000 kilometers and is capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads.

https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/china-announces-commissioning-of-df-26-intermediate-range-ballistic-missile-brigade/


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Re: Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 12:10:44 AM »
China: DF-26 missiles deployed after US warship trespassed into territorial waters | Army Recognition - 13 January 2019 10:48
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The DF-26 is an intermediate-range ballistic missile of the Chinese-made Dongfeng (DF) missile family produced by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC). The DF-26 was unveiled for the first time to the public during the military parade of September 3, 2015 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, its existence was confirmed in the mid-2010s but it had already been in service for several years.

The DF-26 is a three-stages solid-fuel missile which has a maximum range from 3,000 to 4,000 km. According Chinese source, the DF-26 can reach a target at a maximum range of 5,000 km, which means it can strike U.S. military bases in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean or Guam in the Asia-Pacific. It measures 14 meters long with a diameter of 1.4 m and a launch weight of 20 tons.

The DF-26 intermediate-range missile can perform medium-to-long-range precision attack on both land and large-to-medium-sized maritime targets. Its modular features allow for the use of several types of warheads, including two types of nuclear re-entry vehicles, and several conventional warheads each with differing destructive capabilities, such as area attacks for use against airfields and ports, ground penetrators for buried targets, and fuel-air explosives for use against electronic targets.


Chinese army DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile at military parade in Beijing. (Picture source Internet)

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Dong Feng-26 (DF-26) IRBM / ASBM
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 02:26:32 AM »
China touts capabilities of DF-26 as ASBM | Janes - 28 January 2019
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The Global Times report, which showed images of the missile’s guidance and warhead section, focuses on the scepticism that has been expressed by some Western analysts concerning the missile’s capability to effectively function as an anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) because no evidence has emerged of it being trialled against a moving target at sea.


CCTV footage showing a PLARF DF-26 IRBM TEL deployed and ready to fire. (Via CCTV)