A new generation of Chinese intercontinental ballistic missiles with a 14,500 km estimated range may come into service in 2016. The DF-41 would be the first Chinese missile that's not only capable of carrying multiple warheads, but can also strike any part of the U.S. from anywhere in China.
"Given the number of real reported tests, it is reasonable to speculate the DF-41 will be deployed to PLA Strategic Rocket Force bases in 2016," said Richard Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center in Washington.
With tensions already high in the South China Sea, President Barack Obama prepares to meet China's President Xi Jinping at a nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday.
Reports estimate that this will give China 200-400 intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles while the US and Russia both have over 4000 plus warheads stockpiled
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