The prospects for the deployment of this missile remain obscure, given the protracted development effort of the associated DF-31, the initial deployment of which has slipped from 1998 to around 2003. Also worthy of note is the evident absence of public reports of the start of construction of the Type 094 submarine that would be needed for the JL-2 missile. Construction of this submarine would constitute a leading indicator for the JL-2's deployment schedule, since several years would be required for submarine construction, and probably an additional year or two for shake-down trials of the submarine, and testing of the JL-2 from the submarine.
|Contractor||Academy of Rocket Motors Technology - ARMT|
|Deployment||Type 094 SSBN|
|Re-entry Vehicle Mass (kg)||700 kg|
|Warhead Yield|| 3 or 4 MIRV @ 90 kT|
1 @ 250-1000 kT
|CEP (meters)||500 ??|