|Place of origin||People's Republic of China|
|Used by||Second Artillery Corps|
|Manufacturer||China Academy of Launch Vehicle|
|Weight||~42,000 kilograms (93,000 lb)|
|Length||~15 metres (49 ft)|
|Diameter||~2.25 m (7 ft 5 in)|
|Warhead||Nuclear 10 MIRVs (single 1 MT or MIRV with selectable 20, 90, 150, 250 kTs)|
|Engine||Three-stage solid propellant|
|~12,000–14,000 kilometres (7,500–8,700 mi)|
|Inertial with COMPASS|
|Silo, road-mobile TEL|
The Dongfeng-41 (DF-41, CSS-X-10) (Chinese: 东风-41; literally: "East Wind-41"), is a Chinese nuclear solid-fueled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile. There are conflicting reports over whether the missile is in service yet.
It has a rumoured operational range of between 12,000 km to 14,000 km, depending on payload. This would make the DF-41 the world's longest ranged missile, surpassing the range of the US LGM-30 Minuteman which has a reported range of 13,000 km. It is believed to have a top speed of Mach 25, be capable of MIRV delivery (up to 10) and can cover any position on the planet. The project started in the 1980s, and is now quite likely coupled with the JL-2 program. Military experts had expected that it could be unveiled at the 2009 National Parade. However, rehearsals of the military parade did not feature this missile. It was anticipated that the DF-41 will be delivered to the Second Artillery around the year 2010.
The DF-41 was reported to have had its first flight test on July 24, 2012.
In April 2013, Taiwan's National Security Bureau head reported to the National Assembly that the DF-41 was still in development, and not yet deployed.
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