The Dongfeng-41 will be capable of hypersonic speeds up to Mach 25 and has been in development for more than 30 years.  Chinese scientists have tested the weapon eight times since 2012 – and carried out their most recent tests deep in the desert earlier this month. State media reports the missile is due to enter the arsenal of the People’s Liberation Army in early 2018. Carrying 10 nuclear warheads, the

weapon is believed to be 33 tons and approximately 15 meters long. China’s state-owned newspaper The Global Times claims the weapon will be able to strike “anywhere in the world”. “It can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads, each of which can target separately,” Missile expert Xu Guangyu said. He added: “Once the Dongfeng-41 goes into service, China’s ability to protect its own safety and to prevent wars would greatly increase.”  READ MORE