China Conducts DF-4 ICBM Test

On August 24, China test fired a Dong Feng 4 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The test was carried out from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, in China’s Shanxi province. The launch took place as Chinese and Indian forces remain in a standoff near Doklam, a disputed territory between Bhutan and China in the Himalayas. The DF-4 is a two-stage, liquid fueled ICBM first deployed in the mid-1970s. It has an estimated range of 5,500 to 7,000 km. The missile’s U.S. designation is CSS-3.

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