The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFPThe missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFP
The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFP

China nuclear missile development steps up a gear with test of weapon capable of hitting US mainland

  • Military source says work on JL-3 ‘Big Wave’ has been separated from development of next generation Type 096 submarines to speed up process
  • Move is seen as a response to Donald Trump’s targeting of China, along with Russia and North Korea, in his deterrence strategy

Topic |   China’s military
The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFPThe missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFP
The missile was launched from a Type 094 nuclear submarine. Photo: AFP
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