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Inside the Ring: Chinese missile defense test?

Posted By yihan On January 10, 2013 @ 12:10 pm In World News | Comments Disabled

Bill Gertz
The Washington Times [1]
January 10, 2013

U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring China’s missile facilities in anticipation of a test of China’s missile defense interceptor, which also doubled in the past as an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile.

The officials commented in response to reports that China is set to conduct another potentially destabilizing anti-satellite missile test in space. In 2007, China fired a missile that destroyed a weather satellite and resulted in tens of thousands of dangerous pieces of debris that threaten manned and unmanned spacecraft.

The Washington Free Beacon reported in September on new intelligence reports that indicate China is preparing to fire its Dong Ning-2 missile into space, this time at a high-earth orbit target.

Then last week Gregary Kulacki, a specialist with the Union of Concerned Scientist, reported on his blog, “All Things Nuclear,” that Chinese officials recently circulated an internal notice of an upcoming anti-satellite missile test in space.

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[1] The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/9/inside-ring-chinese-missile-defense-test/

[2] Pentagon set to activate global missile defense for NKorean missile test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pentagon-set-to-activate-global-missile-defense-for-nkorean-missile-test.html

[3] Japan-U.S. missile defense test fails off Hawaii: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-us-missile-defense-test-fails-off-hawaii.html

[4] North Korea set to conduct intermediate-range missile test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/north-korea-set-to-conduct-intermediate-range-missile-test.html

[5] U.S. Ready to Respond to N.Korea Missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-ready-to-respond-to-nkorea-missile.html

[6] Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pakistan-test-fires-nuclear-capable-missile.html

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