Saturday, March 4, 2017
China too not immune to having problems with their submarine-launched ballistic-missile force.
Also as extracted from the Strategy Page Internet web site.
"Strategic Weapons: Rue Britannia"
"the Chinese JL (Julang) 2 SLBM, which was supposed to enter service in 2008 and still hasn’t. This missile has had a lot of problems, as have the SSBNs that carried them. The 42 ton JL-2 has a range of 8,000 kilometers and would enable China to aim missiles at any target in the United States from a 094 class SSBN cruising off Hawaii or Alaska. Each 094 boat can carry twelve of these missiles, which are naval versions of the existing land based 42 ton DF-31 ICBM. No Chinese SSBN has ever gone on a combat cruise because these boats have been very unreliable and they have no dependable SLBMs to carry."
Boats no good? Missiles no good? That is a bad combination. We are not even speaking of warheads detonating or not detonating. American military planners from a stand-off distance observe and have made the proper inferences?