China pursues ASAT missile technology

Reports from the Chinese press have confirmed that China successfully launched a new test of its anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in January. Several weeks ago, U.S. intelligence reports had picked up on a memo circulated among Chinese officials at the end of last year in advanced preparation, which if accurate would see the launch of a Dong Ning-2 missileand mark another step forward in ASAT trial experience since China undertook its first steps with a launch in 2007. That initial test knoc...
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