[Observer Network Comprehensive Report] US media said that China conducted a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile flight test of Julang-3 last month. US media said the experiment was carried out by an improved 032 boat.
JL-2 Ejection Test Source: Social Media
Reported that the missile test is an important milestone in Chinas strategic nuclear power construction.
The report quoted Chinese Internet sources as saying that China used an improved 032 test submarine to test-fire Julang-3 missile, which may be the test bed for Julang-3 launch.
The details and objectives of the 032 modification are not yet clear. Logically, this improvement means a larger and higher integration plan between the new ejection system and the submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Dempsey and Boyd said in August 2017 that the submarine for missile testing was transferred from Xiaoping Islands submarine base to Dalian Shipyard in February 2017. Previously, Dalian was the site of Chinas submarine-launched missile development project. They said that the modification and transfer of the 032 is to follow up the progress of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, perhaps for the purpose ofJL-3.