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DF-31  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: CSS-10 East Wind and CSS-10 Mod 1
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: ?
Family Members: DF-31A
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Description: The Dong Feng 31, also known as DF-31 and CSS-10 East Wind Mod 1 in the West, is an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) designed to carry up to three Multiple Independently targetable Reentry Vehicles (MIRVs) armed with a single nuclear warhead each. It is a solid-fueled, three stages road mobile ballistic missile with a maximum range of 8,000 km. There are no official plans released about the pace and total procurement for the DF-31 ballistic missile, but about 100-200 DF-31s fielded by 2020 seems to be likely. DF-31s and future DF-41s should be the basis of land-based Chinese nuclear strategic forces in the 21st century.

The DF-31 long range make possible to hit any target located in Asia and the most part of European territory excepting Spain and limited areas of France, United Kingdom and Italy. The DF-31 is be able to hit targets located in Alaska, Canada and Washington while the rest of US territory will remain safe out of its reach. Initially the DF-31 missile was armed by a single 1 Megaton nuclear warhead but a MIRVed (multiple warheads) version was fielded to counter ABM defenses.

DF-31 Applications


Offensive Weapons DF-41 JL-2

DF-31 Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 3
Dimensions
Diameter: 2 meter (79 inch)
Length: 10 meter (394 inch)
Performance
CEP: 500 meter
Max Range: 8,000 kilometer (4,320 nautical mile)
Time
SetUp Time: 15 minute (900 second)
Weight
Warhead: 700 kilogram (1,543 pound)
Weight: 20,000 kilogram (44,092 pound)
Yield
Yield: 1,000 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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DF-31 News

There are 3 news between
5 Dec 2014 and 31 Aug 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015China Unveils DF-26 Ballistic Missile
Sunday, May 17, 2015China Fielding DF-5A, DF-31 and DF-41 MIRVed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Friday, December 5, 2014China Tests Third WU-14 Hypersonic Strike Vehicle

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