Chinas Future SSBN Command and Control Structure
National Defense University Washington United States
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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.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles