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Chinese Nuclear ICBM or Passenger Trains?

Updated on February 2, 2013
Is this a passenger or nuclear missile train?
Is this a passenger or nuclear missile train?
The missile train with a ICBM ready to launch
The missile train with a ICBM ready to launch

Russia had them for years and plans to revive them. Now, China plans to do the same. From the outside appearances, whether from satellite or a person 20 feet away, the train seems like it is a high speed passenger train, but is it?

Unlike Russia, China has not signed any nuclear weapons treaty which allows others to inspect nuclear missile sites. China is also concerned about India's capability to attack Beijing with its own ICBM that was tested last year.

According to inside reports, China is building up to 1200 miles of special tracks that can be used by both military and civilian trains to confuse satellites. The Chinese variant is similar to the Russian SS-24 “Scalpel,” with around 36 missiles in rail cars on 12 trains. U.S. intelligence confirms that China possesses about 75 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles and more are coming. China is also working on their own ICBM submarines and have developed the technology in their Jl-2 ICBM.

This raises the question about their promise not to be first to use them, why is China increasing their mobile ICBM capability? It is hard to trust anything the Chinese military states.


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    • Johnkadu123 profile image


      5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      The inconsistent application of technology restrictions is one of the great hypocrisies of the modern world. While the political Poodles of the West are allowed access to military technology, countries like Iran and Syria will feel under no obligation to reduce their armaments. It is absolutely incredible that on this one issue the application of commonsense and logic goes out of the window. You are quite right that China is quietly developing capabilities that will one day surprise the West...and not in a good way. Meanwhile the West continues to obsess about a little man in Iran.

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      5 years ago from San Francisco, CA, USA

      China is increasing its independence from Western technologies, such as GPS. By having special tracks that are pre-surveyed they can launch with minimal preparations (they can't just stop anywhere and launch) even without GPS, Glossnass, or their own equivalent.


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