As revealed by the American Federation of Scientists (AFS), China is building a massive missile silo near Hami city in Eastern Xinjiang. The satellite images revealed that the construction is in its early stages and nearly 14 dome shields are shown in the images. AFS estimated that there would be around 110 silos in total.
For decades, China has been operating nearly 20 silos for liquid-fuel DF-5 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). According to the reports, around 250 missile silos in China are currently being built.
Despite working on such a massive missile silos grid, China still remains at third rank. Russia tops the list of countries with the biggest nuclear arsenal with an estimated number of 6,257 followed by the United States with around 5,550 nuclear arsenals.
The number of Chinese silos is currently 350 which is expected to rise incredibly as soon as the construction of the silos in Hami and Yumen is finished.
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