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DF-4 - Equipping Troops

As early as 1968, before the first launch test of Dongfeng IV, the second artillery decided that the two regiments were preparing to transform into Dongfeng IV. In October 1970, they decided to form a third "Dongsi" regiment. Medium and long-range missiles to the European Union of the Soviet Union and Guam of the United States. However, due to repeated delays in the development of Dongfeng-4, the troops have been in an awkward state of waiting for equipment for a long time. Even after Dongfeng No. 4 was finalized, the troops were still unable to carry out systematic training for a period of time because the supporting equipment was not in place in time. Therefore, it was not until the late 1980s that Dongfeng No. 4 began to form combat power.

In the summer of 1986, the Second Artillery Corps issued a flight test mission for the first batch (03 batches) of products produced by a brigade after the finalization of Dongfeng No. 4 production. During the flight test, the "cold" test of the nuclear warhead was simultaneously carried out. The task of loading and inspection marks the beginning of the transition of the troops from the support type to the combat type. After three months of pre-launch training preparations, on November 19th, a flight experiment was conducted under the conditions of the largest range in the country. The deviation of the landing point was 0.754km in the longitudinal direction and 0.31km in the lateral direction. The height deviation of the nuclear warhead "explosion" was only 0.78 meters. This launch is also a simulated nuclear counterattack combat exercise by the Second Artillery. The background of the exercise was that the superpowers suddenly carried out a nuclear attack on our country for the hegemony of the world. Under strict protection, our army carried out nuclear counterattack operations, hitting the enemy army and crushing its hegemonic conspiracy.

On July 24, 1992, the brigade used the Dongsi 03 batch of missiles for training and launching at the Northeast base. Under the same range conditions, the lateral and vertical deviations were both less than 0.25km, far higher than the missile's stereotypes.

In the 1990s, Dongfeng No. 4 produced 04 batches. In the autumn of 1997, a brigade successfully carried out batch sampling flight tests.

On August 28, 2002, a brigade moved thousands of miles and completed the launching point of the Dongfeng-4 missile live ammunition at the 28th base. In the new complex environment of long-distance maneuvering training and random spot selection, dozens of subjects were drilled, creating a new record of the shortest launch time and the best shooting accuracy in the launch history of the same type of missile.

In July 2004, a brigade launching four battalions that had never fired live ammunition carried out the launching mission, and produced the best accuracy of the Dongfeng 4 missile in recent years. At the end of 2004, the brigade was expanded and two new launch battalions and some support units were formed. Combat power was formed that year when the brigade was formed. In 2005, the brigade successfully conducted a life extension flight test on a Dongfeng 4 missile that had been in overdue service for two cycles.

In November 2008, a brigade successfully carried out the Dongfeng IV test launch mission. In March 2009, the brigade successfully launched the Dongfeng No. 4 missile again, and a number of data set new records, verifying the good technical status and tactical performance of the missile.

The Dongfeng 4 missile is an important model for succession and succession. Its successful development is of great significance. It has accumulated valuable experience for the development of Chinese multi-stage rockets and laid the foundation for the launch of the first artificial satellite. The aerospace department has also developed a new solid long-range missile warhead test bomb on the basis of Dongfeng IV, making important contributions to the development of the second-generation miniaturized thermonuclear warhead. As an old strategic weapon, Dongfeng IV will also serve for a period of time to maintain China's strategic nuclear counterattack.

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