She said Chinese Ministry of DefenseLate Sunday, its forces had tested a ground-based interceptor missile system, adding that it had “achieved the expected purpose.”
In a statement, the ministry described the test as “defensive and does not target any country,” according to Reuters.
China is ramping up research into all kinds of missiles, ranging from those that can destroy satellites in space to… ballistic missiles advanced nuclear warheads, as part of an ambitious modernization plan under the supervision of the President Xi Jinping.
And China tested interceptor missiles Before, as it had previously announced previous trials in February 2021, and before that in 2018.
State media said that China It has been testing interceptor missile systems since at least 2010.
The statement stated that a test was conducted that night on “ground-launched anti-missile technology to intercept enemy missiles before reaching their target,” and that the test “achieved its expected goals… This test was defensive and does not target any country,” without providing any other details.
China says that the powerful radar of this system can penetrate its territory.
China and Russia also conducted simulation exercises to counter those missiles.
China has provided few details about its missile programs except for occasional brief statements by the Ministry of Defense or in state media.
It is noteworthy that in 2016, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that it is proceeding with tests of systems missile defense After pictures appeared on state television.
Beijing says such technology is essential for national defense and security.
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