DF-5C  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: January 2017
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: CSS-4C East Wing
Origin: China
Parent System: DF-5
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1983
Maiden Flight: May 1980
Total Production: 20
Family Members: DF-5 and DF-5A
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Description: The DF-5C, CSS-4C East Wing Western designation, is a three-stage, liquid-fueled, silo-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by China. Its development started in the 1970s, performing the first full-range test in May 1980s and achieving initial operational capability with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 1983. It has a maximum range of more than 13,000 kilometers. The initial variant, DF-5, was nuclear capable fitted with a single warhead. The DF-5A variant was developed in the 2000s to carry multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV). Some reports suggested that the DF-5A was capable of carrying up to six nukes but the production model only carries three. The DF-5C variant was first test fired in January 2017 carrying 10 nuclear warheads. The primary targets for the DF-5C ICBM are locations in the Continental United States (CONUS) territory. It is expected that China will upgrade and produce new DF-5C missiles beginning in 2018 as an extreme measure to counter the United States missile defenses.

DF-5C Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 10
Performance
Max Range: 13,000 kilometer (7,019 nautical mile)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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DF-5C News

There are 2 news between
31 Jan 2017 and 6 Feb 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017China Demonstrates Advanced DF-16 Ballistic Missile During Drills
Tuesday, January 31, 2017China Developing DF-5C Missile Carrying 10 MIRV warheads

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