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China Conducted Its Third Anti-Ballistic Missile Test

A China Review News article reported that, on July 23, 2014, China conducted an Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) test. This is the third time that China has conducted such a test. The test showed that China has made advancements in a number areas of ABM technology, including information processing, detection and warning, weapon interception, weapon transfer, accuracy of guidance, and speed of response.

China conducted two previous ground-based mid-course missile interception tests, one in January 2010 and one in January 2013. According to military expert Shao Yongling, this new test was, most likely, a ground-based terminal phase missile interception test. China is moving towards deploying this weaponry in the military.

Source: China Review News, July 26, 2014