Accession Number:

AD1022304

Title:

Chinas Future SSBN Command and Control Structure

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

National Defense University Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Chinas ongoing modernization program is transforming the countrys nuclear arsenal from one consisting of a few liquid-fueled, silo-based missiles carrying single warheads to a larger force of more advanced mobile solid-fueled missiles, some of which are capable of carrying multiple warheads. Perhaps most significant for its nuclear policies, China is also on the verge of fielding its first credible sea-based nuclear deterrent, having already completed four nuclear ballistic missile submarines SSBNs and with a fifth vessel currently under construction.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE