456124-pentagonThe United States is concerned as China’s strategic missile force, or the Second Artillery Corps, has 10 DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missiles ready in service. Intelligence reports from the Pentagon revealed that while launch of the DF-31 missiles will not be able to hit the central U.S., the modified DF-31A, with a range of 11,200 kilometres, is capable of hitting key locations in the U.S. The People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, would only need a maximum of 30 minutes to launch the DF-31 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Pentagon found that China is also developing another missile, the DF-41. Both the DF-31 and DF-41 missiles are road-mobiles with enhanced accuracy and designed to release multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle, or MIRVs. The Want China Times reports that the Pentagon found China has 30 DF-31 and DF-31A missiles. More