Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrence

JL-2 (CSS-NX-14) The JL-2 SLBM was developed along with the DF-31 ICBM sharing a similar three-stage solid rocket design. The missile is launched from the new-generation Type 094 (NATO designation: Jin class) nuclear-powered missile submarine, and has an estimated range of 7,200 to 8,000 km. The missile will likely be equipped with penetration aids and…

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