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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 100
Also Known As: CSS-5 East Wind and DF-21A
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-21
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 100
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Description: The DF-21, also known as CSS-5 East Wind, is a Chinese mobile Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) capable of delivering a 600 kg payload over ranges of 1,800 kilometers. It is based on solid propellant two-stage missile layout and stored inside a sealed canister. It can be equipped with either a nuclear or conventional warhead. DF-21 is also referred to as DF-21A.

The DF-21 development began in the late1960s and its deployment in the late 1980s. It relies on a Tractor-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle which serves as a mobile platform and thus provides enhanced survivability. More than 50 DF-21 missiles have been deployed by China to hit targets nearby China located in India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Philippines and Vietnam.

DF-21 Applications

Defensive Weapons SC-19 Offensive Weapons CH-AS-X-13 DF-21D DF-25 DF-26 JL-1

DF-21 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 1
Diameter: 1,400 millimeter (55 inch)
Length: 11 meter (433 inch)
CEP: 400 meter
Max Range: 1,800 kilometer (972 nautical mile)
SetUp Time: 15 minute (900 second)
Warhead: 600 kilogram (1,323 pound)
Weight: 15,000 kilogram (33,069 pound)
Yield: 300 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

DF-21 News

There are 6 news between
5 Dec 2014 and 5 Nov 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019China Developing Kinzhal Hypersonic Cruise Missile Analogue
Thursday, August 2, 2018Chinese H-6K Bomber Testing New Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missile
Friday, April 13, 2018China Testing New Hypersonic, Long-Range Cruise Missile
Monday, February 6, 2017China Demonstrates Advanced DF-16 Ballistic Missile During Drills
Monday, August 31, 2015China Unveils DF-26 Ballistic Missile
Friday, December 5, 2014China Tests Third WU-14 Hypersonic Strike Vehicle

Operators & Related Equipment

Mar 200880United States Defense Information Agency (DIA) 60-80 missiles estimate
Saudi Arabia?
Missiles ordered in 2007-2008 at least a dozen missiles with fixed position launchers

Grand Total 1002
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