- China has successfully tested its latest submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the JL-3
- The JL-3 is expected to have a range of around 14,000 kilometres, with a capacity to carry 10 independent guided nuclear warheads.
- A submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is a ballistic missile capable of being launched from submarines.
- Ballistic missile follows a ballistic trajectory to deliver one or more warheads on a predetermined target. These weapons are guided during relatively brief periods of flight and most of their trajectory is unpowered, being governed by gravity and air resistance if in the atmosphere
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