A military source said the range of China’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles was to do with a lack of big breakthroughs on nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: Handout

China makes ‘big progress’ on nuclear strike range with new submarine-launched missile

  • Navy carried out a flight test in the Yellow Sea late last month, though its range of 9,000km is still far behind that of the American and Russian submarine-launched ballistic missiles
  • Analysts say China wants to show its deterrent capability, not enter into an arms race
Topic |   China military

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A military source said the range of China’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles was to do with a lack of big breakthroughs on nuclear-powered submarines. Photo: Handout
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