Chinese Mobile ICBMs Seen in Central China

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Recent satellite images show that China is setting up launch units for its newest road-mobile Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in central China. Several launchers of the DF-31/31A launchers appeared at two sites in the eastern part of the Qinghai province in June 2011. One is near Haiyan; the other is near Datong. [Read full post [...]

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US Releases Full New START Data

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A good thing happened for nuclear transparency while you were asleep: the U.S. State Department released its full (unclassified) list of nuclear forces counted under the New START treaty. A detailed breakdown of what missiles and bombers are where. Such lists were released under the previous START treaty that expired in December 2009, but when [...]

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DF-21C Missile Deploys to Central China

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China’s new DF-21C missile launcher shows itself in Western China. ¬† ¬†Image: GoogleEarth . By Hans M. Kristensen The latest Pentagon report on Chinese military forces recently triggered sensational headlines in the Indian news media that China had deployed new nuclear missiles close to the Indian border. The news reports got it wrong, but new [...]

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