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JL-2


Chinese intercontinental ballistic missile. DF-23, DF-31 are land based versions.

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 2004-07-01. Last Fail Date: 2004-07-01. Standard warhead: 700 kg (1,540 lb). Maximum range: 7,900 km (4,900 mi). Number Standard Warheads: 1. Warhead yield: 250 KT. Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Initial Operational Capability: 1998.

AKA: CSS-N-4; Julang-2.
Status: Active.
Gross mass: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb).
Payload: 700 kg (1,540 lb).
Height: 11.00 m (36.00 ft).
Diameter: 2.00 m (6.50 ft).
Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).
First Launch: 2004.07.01.
Last Launch: 2008.05.29.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • DF-31 Version of JL-2. Mobile, solid propellant, land-based, medium range, three-stage ballistic missile. Basis for the KT-1 light orbital launch vehicle. The missile was tested on the ground in 1995. Ejection tests from the transport-launch tube began in 1998. The first flight test took place on 1 August 1999. Deployment was not expected until 2005-2010. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ARMT Chinese manufacturer of rockets. ARMT, China. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Yellow Sea Launch Area Submarine-launched ballistic missile launch area known to have been used for 7 launches from 1982 to 2005, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

JL-2 Chronology


2004 July 1 - . Launch Site: Yellow Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 35.0 N x 125.0 E. Launch Platform: XIA?. LV Family: DF-31. Launch Vehicle: JL-2. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Julang-2 - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

2005 June 12 - . Launch Site: Yellow Sea Launch Area. Launch Pad: 35.0 N x 125.0 E. Launch Platform: XIA?. LV Family: DF-31. Launch Vehicle: JL-2.
  • - . Nation: China. Agency: PRC. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2008 May 29 - . Launch Site: Yellow Sea Launch Area. Launch Vehicle: JL-2.
  • - . Nation: China. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

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