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Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile

11-AUG-2016 18:09

    The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (CBM) is a guided ballistic missile designed for nuclear weapons delivery with a minimum range of 5500 kilometres. It was first developed under the team of Wernher von Braun by Nazi Germany for bombing on New York and other American Cities during World War II.


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    The modern ICBM designed with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs) which can be deployed from multiple platforms. For example- missile silos, which offer some protection from military attack; submarines; Heavy trucks; and mobile launchers on rails.

    List of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (CBM) developed by various countries


    Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (CBM)

    Russian Federation / Russia

    R-36M2 Voevoda / SS-18 Satan

    UR-100N 15A30 / SS-19 Stiletto

    RT-2PM Topol / 15Zh58 / SS-25 Sickle

    RT-2PM2 Topol-M / SS-27 / RS12M1 / RS12M2

    RS-24: MIRV-equipped.

    R-29R SS-N-18 Stingray

    R-29RK SS-N-18 Stingray Mod 2

    R-29RL MIRV-equipped/SS-N-18 Stingray Mod 3

    R-29RM MIRV-equipped/SS-N-23 Skiff

    R-29RMU Sineva MIRV-equipped/SS-N-23 Sineva mode 2

    R-29RMU2 MIRV-equipped/SS-N-23 Liner

    RSM-56 Bulava MIRV-equipped/SS-NX-30

    United States of America

    Minuteman III (LGM-30G): launched from silo

    UGM-133 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile


    DF-4 (CSS-3): 1975, silo-based, 5,500-7,000 km

    DF-5, DF-5A, and DF-5B (CSS-4): silo based, (1981) 13,000- (1983) 15,000 km, MIRV - 3 to 8

    DF-31 (CSS-9): 2006, road mobile, 7,250-8,000 km range.

    DF-31A: 2007, road-mobile, 11,270 km, MIRV - 3

    DF-31B: 2015, road-mobile, unknown range and MIRV capability

    DF-41 (CSS-X-10): 2010, road-mobile, 12,000-15,000 km, MIRV - up to 10

    Note: DF (Dong Feng or East Wind) are land-based ICBMs.


    France only deploys submarine-launched ICBMs, with all land based IRBMs decommissioned.


    Agni-V: 2014, road and rail mobile ICBM with a range of 5,500-8,000 km and is expected to enter service in 2015.

    Agni-VI (Under Development): is an ICBM with a range of 8,000-10,000 km and is expected to enter service in 2017


    Jericho III is a road mobile ICBM which entered service in 2008, a three-stage solid propellant missile with a payload of 1,000 to 1,300 kg with a range of 4,800 to 11,500 km (2,982 to 7,180 miles).

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