Chinese DF 21 Ballistic Missile. Is it a significant threat to US carrier groups?

I have been reading in my LinkedIn Defense group about the Chinese DF 21 Ballistic Missile. Is it a significant threat to US carrier groups? DongFeng 21 (CSS-5) Medium-Range Ballistic Missile DF-21 (CSS-5) Medium-Range Ballistic Missile DF-21A MRBM System in service with the PLA Second Artillery Corps (Chinese Internet) The DongFeng 21 (DF-21, NATO code […]
I have been reading in my LinkedIn Defense group about the Chinese DF 21 Ballistic Missile. Is it a significant threat to US carrier groups? DongFeng 21 (CSS-5) Medium-Range Ballistic Missile DF-21 (CSS-5) Medium-Range Ballistic Missile DF-21A MRBM System in service with the PLA Second Artillery Corps (Chinese Internet) The DongFeng 21 (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS-5) is a two-stage, solid-propellant, single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) system developed by China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy (also known as 2nd Space Academy). Developed from the JuLang 1 (JL-1) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the DF-21 was originally intended for strategic missions but its later variants were designed for both nuclear and conventional missions. The latest DF-21D was said to be the world’s first and only anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) system. The DF-21 has also been developed into space launcher and anti-satellite/anti-missile weapon carrier. http://www.sinodefence.com/strategic/missile/df21.asp

Standard Missile Pushes Forward

ATIcourses offers several courses on missile defense and combat systems. This defense news should be of interest to ATI course students. STANDARD MISSILE NAVAL DEFENSE FAMILY (SM-1 TO SM-6): Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the […]
ATIcourses offers several courses on missile defense and combat systems. This defense news should be of interest to ATI course students. STANDARD MISSILE NAVAL DEFENSE FAMILY (SM-1 TO SM-6): Variants of the SM-2 Standard missile are the USA’s primary fleet defense anti-air weapon, and serve with 13 navies worldwide. The most common variant is the RIM-66K-L/ SM-2 Standard Block IIIB, which entered service in 1998. The Standard family extends far beyond the SM-2 missile, however; several nations still use the SM-1, the SM-3 is rising to international prominence as a missile defense weapon, and the SM-6 program is on track to supplement the SM-2. These missiles are designed to be paired with the AEGIS radar and combat system, but can be employed independently by ships with older or newer radar systems. AEGIS is the primary anti-air warfare defensive weapons system on board American Ticonderoga Class Cruisers (CG-47) and Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDG-51), as well as foreign air defense ships including Japan’s Kongo Class destroyers, Korea’s KDX-III Class destroyers, Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen Class frigates, Spain’s F-100 Alvaro de Bazan Class frigates, and Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyers If you enjoyed this information:
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