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DF-41  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 20 December 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: CSS-20 East Wind and CSS-X-20
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-41
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 20 December 2014
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Dong Feng 41, also known as DF-41 and CSS-20 East Wind, is an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) evolved from the DF-31 featuring an enlarged third stage to achieve an improved range of 12,000 km. It will be armed with a single 1 Megaton yield nuclear warhead but a DF-41 MIRVed (multiple warheads) may be possible as well. In July 2014 China officially confirmed the development of the DF-41 next generation ICBM with a range of 12,000 kilometers and 10 MIRVed warheads as a direct response to US missile defenses such as THAAD.

The DF-41 ballistic missile will retain the DF-31 road mobile feature for enhanced survivability. Its extended range will provide China capability to target the whole United States, Europe, Asia and Africa territories. About 50-100 DF-41s fielded by 2016-2020 seems to be likely. DF-41s will complement DF-31 ballistic missiles in the land-based Chinese nuclear arsenal. The first test launch of the road mobile DF-41 missile was carried out by China on December 20, 2014.

DF-41 Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 10
Dimensions
Diameter: 2.78 meter (109 inch)
Length: 16.5 meter (650 inch)
Performance
CEP: 100 meter
Max Range: 12,000 kilometer (6,479 nautical mile)
Speed
Top Speed: 25 mach (29,888 kph)
Time
SetUp Time: 5 minute (300 second)
Weight
Warhead: 800 kilogram (1,764 pound)
Weight: 30,000 kilogram (66,138 pound)
Yield
Yield: 1,000 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

DF-41 News

There are 6 news between
1 Aug 2014 and 20 Nov 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017DF-41 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to Enter Service with China in the First Half of 2018
Tuesday, January 24, 2017China Deploys DF-41 ICBM to Counter the United States
Wednesday, April 20, 2016China Tests DF-41 Multiple-Warhead 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
Friday, August 1, 2014China Confirms Development of DF-41 Next-Generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

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