PLA’s JL-2 missile can reach US mainland: report


China’s JL-2 second-generation intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile, which has the ability to reach the continental USA, is already believed to be deployable by the People’s Liberation Army, reports Huanqiu, the Chinese-language website of the nationalistic Global Times tabloid.

The Julang-2 — literally “Giant Wave 2” — has reached a preliminary level of proficiency, according to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission in its report to US Congress on Nov. 20.

The report, which criticizes China’s “unsafe, unprofessional and aggressive” behavior and the intimidation of its neighbors in the Asia-Pacific over the past year, also claims that the new nuclear submarine capable of carrying the JL-2 is planning its maiden voyage before the end of the year.

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