The JL-2, with a range of 10,000-14,000 km, is described as a “multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle” with a collection of 10 nuclear warheads. Each Jin-class missile submarine can carry 12 JL-2s.


Chinese missile tests as a show of force against Japan triggered by their territorial dispute over the Senkaku or Diaoyutai Islands.

China’s state-run television CCTV-7 had broadcast a series of photographs on the Julang-2 SLBM launch in May 2009.