GREAT WAVE 2
PEOPLE'S LIBERATION NAVY SUB LAUNCHED MISSILE



RANGE     -  7,500 MILES
WARHEAD   -  SINGLE 2.5 MEGATON THERMONUCLEAR OR 
             THREE 90 KILOTON NUCLEAR
ENGINE    -  THREE STAGE SOLID PROPELLANT
GUIDANCE  -  INERTIAL/FIBER OPTIC
C.E.P.    -  LESS THAN 300 METERS

NUMBER DEPLOYED

    CHINA    = (DEVELOPMENT)

The Julang 2 missile was successfully tested by the PLA Navy in OCT. 2001. This system is planned for installation on the Type 94 SLBM submarine currently at Huludao. Each PLA Navy "boomer" is designed to carry 12 JL-2 missiles in a sail like configuration similar to Russian designed Delta class boats. The first JL-2 armed Type 94 is expected to be operational in 2008.

On May 27, 1999, the South China Morning Post reported that the People's Liberation Navy (PLN) had begun preparations to test the Great Wave 2 (JL-2). PLN officials reported that the JL-2 is scheduled to be deployed on the nuclear submarine Xia by 2000. The sub launched missile is slated to carry a single 2.5 Megaton, thermonuclear warhead, or three 90 Kiloton warheads.

THE COX REPORT ON THE GREAT WAVE 2 -

The JL-2 (Julang 2, or Great Wave 2) is a submarine-launched version of the DF-31. It is believed to have an even longer range, and will be carried on the PLA Navy's Type 094-class submarine. Twelve JL-2 missiles will be carried on each submarine

The JL-2's 7,500 mile range will allow it to be launched from the PRC's territorial waters and to strike targets throughout the United States.

This range would allow a significant change in the operation and tactics of the PRC's nuclear- powered ballistic missile submarines. Instead of venturing into the open ocean to attack the United States, the Type 094-class submarines could remain near PRC waters, protected by the PLA Navy and Air Force.

Additionally, if the JL-2 were to employ a shroud to protect its warhead as do the majority of submarine-launched ballistic missiles today, this would be the first use of a shroud or fairing on a PRC missile.


SOURCE - THE 1999 COX REPORT


WHAT IS MISSING IN THE COX REPORT?

AA-11 "ARCHER" DRAGONAIR CASE

VYMPEL R-73 ARCHER AIR TO AIR MISSILE FOUND INSIDE PLA AIRLINER

The PRC has used at least one commercial air carrier to assist in its technology transfer efforts. In 1996, Hong Kong Customs officials intercepted air-to-air missile parts being shipped by CATIC aboard a commercial air carrier, Dragonair. Dragonair is owned by China International Trade and Investment Company (CITIC), the most powerful and visible PRC-controlled conglomerate, and the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

SOURCE - THE 1999 COX REPORT


WILLIAM PERRY WRITES BROWN

WILLIAM PERRY WRITES PLA GENERAL DING HENGGAO

COSTIND GENERAL HUAI GUOMO WRITES THE COMMERCE DEPT.

COSTIND GENERAL HUAI GUOMO WRITES THE COMMERCE DEPT. - IN CHINESE

LORAL CEO SCHWARTZ MEETS CHINA'S COSTIND LT. GEN SHEN




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