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China's latest-generation air and space defensive missiles complete flight test

By Sun Wenyu (People's Daily Online)    16:07, May 26, 2017
China's latest-generation air and space defensive missiles complete flight test
China's HQ-9 surface-to-air missile system (File photo)

The latest generation of China’s air and space defensive missiles have completed a flight test, according to the country’s aerospace authorities. The missiles are able to hit targets 10 times faster than bullets at an altitude of dozens of kilometers in the air. The development is a giant leap forward for Chinese weaponry and will serve to further secure the country.

The U.S., Japan, Russia and Israel have all developed their own missile defense systems, and India is also in the process of doing so. The systems are generally divided into tactical and strategic missiles. Existing advanced anti-missile systems from around the world include: Patriot Advanced Capability-3, Aegis combat system, Arrow, Antey-2500, S-300 and S400. The HQ series is the major air defense missile system of China, covering various ranges and altitudes.

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