China developing new DF-31 for multiple warheads: US official

China appears to be developing a new variant of the solid-fuel, road-mobile DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple warheads.

The claim was made by US admiral Cecil D Haney during a session of the US House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee on Feb. 26, according to a recent report from the UK-based Jane’s Defence Weekly.

During his testimony, Haney said that images of a Chinese transporter erector launcher suggest that the People’s Liberation Army is “enhancing existing silo-based ICBMs, conducting flight tests of a new mobile missile and developing a follow-on mobile system capable of carrying multiple warheads.”

Full article: China developing new DF-31 for multiple warheads: US official (Want China Times)

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