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DF-21  
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 DF-21D DF-25 DF-26 JL-1

DF-21 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 1
Dimensions
Diameter: 1,400 millimeter (55 inch)
Length: 11 meter (433 inch)
Performance
CEP: 400 meter
Max Range: 1,800 kilometer (972 nautical mile)
Time
SetUp Time: 15 minute (900 second)
Weight
Warhead: 600 kilogram (1,323 pound)
Weight: 15,000 kilogram (33,069 pound)
Yield
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 3 news between
5 Dec 2014 and 6 Feb 2017
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


OperatorsItems
China100
YearHoldings
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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