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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 April 2018
Maiden Flight: 2014
Total Production: 22
Also Known As: Dongfeng-26 and Guam killer
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-26
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 April 2018
Maiden Flight: 2014
Total Production: 22
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Description: The DF-26 is an hypersonic, long-range anti-ship missile developed on the basis of the DF-21 medium range ballistic missile (MRBM) to engage heavily protected aircraft carrier's battle group equipped with advanced missile defenses at ranges up to 3,000 kilometers. The DF-26 weapon is fired like a ballistic missile but carrying an hypersonic warhead/glider that flies at a cruise speed of Mach 10 at an altitude between 50 to 100 kilometers. The ballistic missiles plus the glider trajectory layout provide an estimated range of 2,000 to 3,000 kilometers. The DF-26 is deployed on a wheeled platform and may be fitted with a nuclear warhead. The existence of the DF-26 and DF-25 ballistic missiles equipped with hypersonic gliders was revealed in January 2014.

The DF-26 like the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile requires the support of sophisticated Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities involving a wide range of air, ground, sea and space platforms for the accurate geo-location of the target. The new anti-ship missile is a key component of China's extended anti-access policy which would provide preemptive and coercive options in a regional crisis having the longest range of any anti-ship weapon worldwide. The new weapon might hit US aircraft carriers trying to support Taiwan forcing them to stay off at ranges where their aircraft can not engage with Chinese forces or bomb Chinese targets.

DF-26 Specifications

Number of Stages: 2
Max Range: 3,500 kilometer (1,890 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 18 mach (21,520 kph)
Warhead: 1,800 kilogram (3,968 pound)
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-26 News

There are 9 news between
31 Aug 2015 and 5 Jun 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019China Displays Ten DF-21D Long-Range Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles
Thursday, May 23, 2019US Navy Destroyers to Deploy HELIOS Laser Anti-Missile Weapon in 2021
Monday, January 28, 2019China Test Fires DF-26 Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile
Tuesday, December 25, 2018China Offers CM-401 and M20B Anti-ship Ballistic Missiles for the Export Market
Thursday, November 8, 2018China Unveils CM-401 New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile
Thursday, April 26, 2018China DF-26 Ballistic Missile to Support Drills near Taiwan
Wednesday, April 18, 2018China Confirms Deployment of DF-26 Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile
Monday, April 16, 2018China's DF-26 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Deployed with Missile Brigade
Monday, August 31, 2015China Unveils DF-26 Ballistic Missile

Operators & Related Equipment

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Grand Total 221
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