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People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force


The People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF), is the strategic and tactical missile forces of the People’s Republic of China. The PLARF is a component part of the People’s Liberation Army and controls the nation’s arsenal of land-based ballistic missiles – both nuclear and conventional. In total, China is estimated to be in possession of 260 nuclear warheads, with an unknown number of them active and ready to deploy. However, as of 2013, United States Intelligence estimates the Chinese active ICBM arsenal to range between 50 and 75 land and sea based missiles. The PLARF comprises approximately 100,000 personnel and six ballistic missile brigades. The six brigades are independently deployed in different military regions throughout the country. Presently, It has 1,833 ballistic missiles and 350 cruise missiles in its arsenal. Several reports have suggested that the PLARF may control the whole triad of China’s nuclear missiles, including sea-based ballistic missiles.
People's Liberation Army Rocket Force

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