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Are China’s South China Sea Artificial Islands Militarily Significant and Useful?
January 15, 2020

Are China’s South China Sea Artificial Islands Militarily Significant and Useful?

By Ankit Panda
China's artificial islands are a symbol of its revisionism in the South China Sea, but they're also militarily significant.

Is China Getting Ready to Finally Reveal the DF-41 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missile?
August 29, 2019

Is China Getting Ready to Finally Reveal the DF-41 Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missile?

By Ankit Panda
Is the long-awaited DF-41 expected to make an appearance?
New US Joint Chiefs Chairman Endorses Post-INF Missile Deployments in Pacific
July 15, 2019

New US Joint Chiefs Chairman Endorses Post-INF Missile Deployments in Pacific

By Ankit Panda
The next probable U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sees more missiles in the Pacific as a useful capability.

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests
July 03, 2019

The PLARF’s New Hainan Island Base and China’s Recent Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Tests

By Ankit Panda
The first-known Chinese tests of an anti-ship ballistic missile into the South China Sea may have inaugurated a new PLARF base.

China Makes Progress in Induction of Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment
May 27, 2019

China Makes Progress in Induction of Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese servicemen are conducting a technical inspection of the second batch of S-400 air defense systems.

China Conducts First Test of New JL-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
December 20, 2018

China Conducts First Test of New JL-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
China’s nuclear modernization continues with the first known test of its next-generation SLBM.

New Pentagon Report Highlights Chinese Military Developments: First Takeaways
August 18, 2018

New Pentagon Report Highlights Chinese Military Developments: First Takeaways

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Department of Defense's 2018 report on Chinese military power is out.
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade
April 17, 2018

China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade

By Ankit Panda
A brigade comprising at least 22 DF-26 launchers has been commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force.

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.

Revealed: The Details of China's Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test
February 21, 2018

Revealed: The Details of China's Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test

By Ankit Panda
The DN-3 is back in action.

Trump's Nuclear Posture Review and China: No Way Forward?
February 12, 2018

Trump's Nuclear Posture Review and China: No Way Forward?

By Ankit Panda
The Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review takes an odd approach to China.
Introducing the DF-17: China's Newly Tested Ballistic Missile Armed With a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle
December 28, 2017

Introducing the DF-17: China's Newly Tested Ballistic Missile Armed With a Hypersonic Glide Vehicle

By Ankit Panda
The DF-17 is the first hypersonic glide vehicle-equipped missile intended for operational deployment ever tested.

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