Friday, October 8, 2010

China Recently Conducted Flight Test of Long-Range Missile

China recently conducted a long-range missile flight test that remains shrouded in secrecy.The Sept. 25 test highlights what China military specialists say is the growing threat posed by Beijing's development of long- and short-range ballistic and cruise missiles, and its new missile defense interceptors.A U.S. official confirmed that China's military fired a missile from the Taiyuan missile center, about 320 miles southwest of Beijing, to Korla, a city in western China some 1,800 miles away.Officials declined to provide details, saying the test data are classified.


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