China moves closer to commissioning DF-41 ICBM after latest test launch
Andrew Tate, London - IHS Jane's Defence WeekChina conducted the 10th test flight of its DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on 27 May, according to a 5 June report by The Washington Free Beacon website.
Citing unnamed US defence officials the report states that the missile was launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China's northern Shanxi Province, impacting several thousand kilometres to the west in the Gobi Desert.
While the test launch has not been confirmed by official Chinese sources, a number of media outlets, including the People's Liberation Army (PLA) English-language website, China Military Online, have reported the story by the US website.
According to Jane's Strategic Weapons , the DF-41 (CSS-X-20) is a three-stage, solid-propellant missile that has a maximum range between 12,000 and...