China’s supersonic ship-killing missile makes U.S. Navy’s job riskier


WASHINGTON — Increased interactions between the Chinese and U.S. navies in the contested South China Sea risk becoming made more complicated by the increasingly sophisticated missiles being carried by submarines. A new report to the U.S. Congress assessing a Chinese […]

Russia’s Iskander Missile Could Have First Foreign Buyer in Saudi Arabia

The Moscow Times

Saudi Arabia may become the first foreign buyer of Russia’s deadly Iskander-E missile system, Kommersant newspaper reported Wednesday in the wake of a meeting between the Russian and Saudi foreign ministers in Moscow, citing unidentified Russian defense industry sources. Saudi […]

Will This Chinese Weapon Be Able to Sink an Aircraft Carrier?

The Diplomat

This week, China has successfully carried out a fourth test of the WU-14 hypersonic glider vehicle (HGV) that conducted “extreme maneuvers” designed to overcome U.S. missile defense systems, Bill Gertz over at The Washington Free Beacon reports. According to Gertz, […]

China, India and Russia have supersonic cruise missiles and are nearing hypersonic cruise missiles

Next Big Future

The Chaoxun-1 (CX-1) is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) built by a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), a major Chinese space and defense company. According to CASC, the CX-1 is a two-stage ASCM with […]

PLA’s DF-21 missile deployed to Changbai Mountains: experts

Want China Times

China’s Dong-Feng 21 ballistic missile may have been deployed at the Changbai Mountains in the northeastern region of the country as a deterrent against Japan and Taiwan, reports the International Herald Leader, a newspaper under the auspices of the official news agency Xinhua.

Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?

Nicolas Giacometti

Fifty years ago, at 7:00 GMT on October 16, 1964, China exploded its first nuclear device at the Lop Nur test site, becoming the fifth official member of the nuclear club after the U.S., the Soviet Union, the U.K. and […]

China Conducts Flight Test of New Mobile ICBM

The Washington Free Beacon

DF-31A mobile missile China’s military has conducted the first flight test of a new variant of one of its road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles in a sign that Beijing is increasing its strategic strike capability against the United States. The test […]

China Produces A Guam Killer

Strategy Page

China recently revealed (apparently by accident) the existence of the DF-26 IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile.)

Sea-based nukes: A marginal effect on stability

Thomas Mahnken

There are several sources of instability in the Asia Pacific region today. Some are political, such as China’s pursuit of territorial claims at sea and on land at the expense of its neighbours. Others are military, such as those elements […]