DF-25

Summary

DF-25
TypeIRBM
Specifications
Warhead1 or more (up to 3) nuclear or conventional warheads.

Enginetwo-stage solid-propellant rocket
Operational
range
3,200 km (2,000 mi)[1]
Guidance
system
Inertial guidance/BeiDou Navigation Satellite System + terminal active radar homing guidance[2]
Launch
platform
road-mobile Transporter erector launcher[2]

DF-25 (Dong Feng-25) was a Chinese two-stage, solid-propellant, road-mobile Intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM). Missilethreat.com stated it could deliver a single or multiple conventional warheads weighing 1,800 kg (4,000 lb) over a maximum distance of 3,200 km to 4,000 km.[2]

There are conflicting reports on whether the DF-25 entered service, and if so, when.[2][3] The Federation of American Scientists notes reports that China had abandoned development of the DF-25 in 1996.[3] The U.S. Department of Defense in its 2013 report to Congress on China's military developments made no mention of the DF-25 as a missile in service.[4]

References

  1. ^ Richard Fisher (24 July 2007). "New Chinese Missiles Target the Greater Asian Region". International Assessment and Strategy Center. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "DF-25". Missilethreat.com. Archived from the original on 27 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "DF-25". Federation of American Scientists. 3 September 1999. Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  4. ^ Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2013 (PDF). Office of the Secretary of Defense (Report). U.S. Department of Defense. 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014.