One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua
One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua

Is China building a vast network of nuclear missile silos?

  • Mainland military analysts pour cold water on a recent Washington Post report that said satellite images suggest new facilities were being built in the desert
  • Nuclear hawks favour more sea-based weapons and point out that the most advanced land-based ICBM can be launched from a mobile platform

Topic |   China’s military
One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua
One analyst suggested the silos could be designed for the D-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missile. Photo: Xinhua
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