With the ability to launch eight warheads simultaneously, China’s DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missile will be extremely difficult for the United States and its allies to intercept, reports Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao.
Since completing its first test in 1971, the DF-5 has become China’s only three-stage mobile ICBM capable of reaching the US homeland. The DF-5B is the second upgrade version of the DF-5 after the DF-5A. It was first launched in 2006. With its multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, the DF-5B can launch between six and eight warheads simultaneously.
Full article: PLA’s DF-5B ICBM very tough to intercept: Hong Kong media (Want China Times)