Wednesday 29 October 2008

Possible Targets of China' s Currently Deployed Ballistic Missiles

  • Missile Designation Type Possible Targets/Comments
    DF-3/3A Medium Range Countries surrounding China,
    including Japan, India and
    possibly Southeast Asian
    countries
    DF-4 Intermediate Range Countries surrounding China,
    including Russia, Japan,
    Southeast Asian countries
    and Guam.
    DF-5/5A Intercontinental
    Range
    All of Russia, the United
    States and Europe
    DF-11 Short Range Targets along China's
    border, including Taiwan
    DF-15 Short Range Targets along China's
    border, including Taiwan.
    Used in missile exercises off
    the Taiwan coast in 1996.
    DF-21 Medium Range Countries surrounding
    China, including Japan and
    Southeast Asian countries
    JL-1 Medium Range SLBM Targets surrounding
    eastern China, including
    Japan and Southeast
    Asian countries when
    deployed in China' s home
    waters.

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