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China announced many new modern weapons at its 70-year-old parade

Produced domestically, the Chinese military is preparing to introduce some advanced weapons the world has never seen, during the parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of China’s National Day on October 1.

According to CNN, about 15,000 soldiers, more than 160 aircraft and 580 types of military equipment will be the main part of the 80-minute parade in Beijing. It will highlight China’s military progress over the past 70 years, since the country was founded in 1949.

The key point in this parade is the drone technology. Beijing also boasts some of the best missile systems in the world. Major General Tan Min, deputy commander of the military parade and chief of staff of the Central Military Region Command, said in weapons made in China, highlighted the possibility of innovation in research and defense development.

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CNN listed a number of weapons that might make their first appearance at the parade on October 1. Much of the hype of the parade focused on the DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile. It will be the mainstay of the strength of China’s strategic missile force for many years to come and be promoted as the planet’s strongest rocket.

DF-41 has been in development since 1997. It was rumored to appear in parades in 2015 and 2017, but it did not appear in the end. Rumor has it that the DF-41 will be made public in parades this year, following reports of Chinese state media that the rocket was discovered during training for parades in Beijing earlier this month.

Hans Kristensen, an analyst at FAS, said the satellite image also showed something very similar to the silo for ICBM launched from the ground. Kristensen said that silos are more similar to Russian ICBM silos than older silos for liquid fuel rockets.

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DF-41 missiles use solid fuel engines such as Russia’s Topol and Yars. Meanwhile, US main ICBM, Minuteman III, uses solid fuels. However, it can only carry a nuclear warhead, because the design of the three warheads is limited by treaty with Russia.

China may have put into operation a number of DF-41 missiles, at least 18 of which appeared in satellite images at its base in Inner Mongolia earlier this year. Although the DF-41 can carry 10 warheads, in fact only 3 warheads, the remaining are bait, according to the news of the atomic scientists (BAS).

New generation Chinese weapons will be deployed next year

The Chinese military is about to launch a series of new generation weapons to realize its military modernization goal.

China has recently invested heavily in military potential and has achieved many great advances in defense technology. Many key weapons believed to be able to significantly improve the country’s military capacity will be completed and staffed in 2019, according to SCMP. China’s first domestic carrier Type 001A underwent three sea trials in 2018 and is expected to go into operation in 2019.

Based on the design of Liaoning aircraft carrier, China has built Type 001A since 2013, with some improvements such as upgrading radar systems, integrating command centers and especially expanding hangars, allowing ships to carry 32 J-15 fighters instead of 26 aircraft.

However, Type 001A still uses the traditional take-off type, which is considered a backward design and limits the load of flagship. This made Type 001A more likely to still be used only in China’s near sea combat missions. After the payroll, this domestic carrier will be named after a Chinese province.

In 2019, the Chinese Navy will also receive the first Type 055 destroyer series after completing sea trials starting in August. The destroyer equipped with this guided missile has a stretch. water to 12,000 tons, much larger than conventional destroyers and will play the main escort role in Beijing’s future aircraft carrier group.

Type 055 is designed based on the Type 052D missile destroyer and is expected by the Chinese navy to become a rival to the American invisible Zumwalt class destroyer.

In terms of weapons, Type-055 is believed to have 128 vertical launchers (VLS) to fire anti-aircraft missiles and other types of ammunition, six more than the Ticonderoga-class cruiser, the surface-mounted class of ships. most of the US Navy’s weapons.

The Chinese military in late November may have for the first time successfully tested the long-range ballistic missile JL-3 from an improved Type-032 (Qing class) submarine on the Bohai Sea.

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