U.S. experts say China may be in the mid-2020 missile defense system
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LONDON schematic satellite test on January 13 news: According to the Washington Times on the 12th, the U.S. military expert said Fisher, China announced for ground-based midcourse missile interception technology moves very rare, shows that the Chinese in this field has made significant progress. Fisher believes that China may in the mid-2020s to establish a national missile defense system.
Fisher said U.S. military experts, China successfully conducted in 11 ground-based midcourse missile interception technology for the first time reveal that China is developing anti-missile system in the past Beijing has been criticized in the United States in this area efforts. He quoted the Xinhua News Agency reported that China the “middle ground-based interceptor missile defense technology” test was “Chinese territory” to the. Test achieved the desired goal, and that this test is “defensive in nature, not against any country.” Currently, the test details were not disclosed.
Fisher pointed out that China has announced the missile defense test is very unusual, because basically every week China’s missile test, but rarely made public. He said: “In this matter, the biggest news is a Chinese missile test in the report, although the report is very simple.”
recent days, Beijing stepped up its condemnation of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan – the United States arms sales to Taiwan, including Raytheon’s “Patriot” missile defense system. The Chinese government has also repeatedly condemned the U.S. missile defense development, and together with Russia, the United Nations forum to try to limit the development of missile defense systems.
last August, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also said a United Nations Conference on Disarmament, the international community should “not undermine global strategic stability and missile defense systems, not outer space weapons.”
Fisher said a senior Chinese military officials recently in China’s aviation theory explicitly clear the Air Force to develop “anti-missile mission.” Second Artillery missile defense project is also one of the tasks.
has written and reported about China’s missile defense Fisher said he believes that China will be the mid-2020s to deploy a national missile defense system is important.
Asked about China’s missile testing and missile defense systems over the U.S. opposed, the Chinese Embassy spokeswoman seats Yan Chun (phonetic) has repeatedly stressed that: “So far, I only know that the missile test is essentially defensive, and not against any country. “
In addition, the former U.S. Air Force officials, military experts Shiming Kai (Mark Stokes) said that since the late 1980s, China has been in missile defense R & D investment in space technology and ground-based surveillance system. He said: “The current is not clear how China’s missile test is precise and targeted.”
However, Shiming Kai clear that “China’s anti-satellite missile defense interceptor project and the project seems to exist between linked “because they both use similar technology.
addition, Shiming Kai also added: “If the Chinese authorities that the missile defense system the United States to sell Taiwan a move would endanger China’s interests, then perhaps the Chinese government should reduce the missile threat from their own.”
Fisher said, China in January 2007 launched a land-based to space, missile, and successfully destroyed a weather satellite. Chinese anti-satellite systems may use the development of ABM systems.
the spring of 2009, the Pentagon issued the “China military power report” does not refer to Beijing is developing the missile defense system, although it provides a series of new Chinese weapons systems – including missiles, submarines, aircraft and network warfare ability – the details of the information.
China announced the missile defense test also warned the United States arms sales to Taiwan harm Sino-US relations Xinhua News Agency reported that complement each other. In the January 6 statement, the Pentagon announced a $ 970 million sales contract to sell Taiwan the “Patriot” PAC-3 missiles. Xinhua News Agency reported that the U.S. company Lockheed Martin signed the contract in October 2008, the Bush administration adopted a package of arms sales part of the contract.
Xinhua News Agency reported that the profound lessons of history should be learned. Previous U.S. arms sales to Taiwan have caused great damage to China-US relations, a serious impediment to a smooth development of Sino-US relations. October 2008, the Bush administration approved the arms sales to Taiwan, China temporarily suspended military relations with the Pentagon, but later the military relations have gradually returned. (Compiled: Spring)
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