Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: CSS-N-3 Giant Wave, JL-1A and Julang I
Parent System: JL-1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1988
Total Production: 12
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Description: Julang I, also known as JL-1 or CSS-N-3, is a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) developed by China along with DF-21 IRBM. It is a based on a two-stage solid propellant missile design. Xia ballistic submarine carries 12 JL-1 missiles each armed with a 300-kiloton nuclear warhead. Julang I is planned to be replaced by more capable Julang 2 before 2010.
The Julang-1A (JL-1A) is an improved version provided with a maximum range of 2,500 kilometers. This missile replaced JL-1 onboard Type 092/Xia submarine in the late 1990s.
Number of Stages: 2
Number of Warheads: 1
Diameter: 1,400 millimeter (55 inch)
Length: 11 meter (433 inch)
CEP: 600 meter
Max Range: 1,800 kilometer (972 nautical mile)
Warhead: 600 kilogram (1,323 pound)
Weight: 15,000 kilogram (33,069 pound)
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)
Operators & Related Equipment
Grand Total 121
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