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Mon Jun 20, 2022, 10:18 AM

China says it successfully intercepted a missile in flight

Source: AP

BEIJING (AP) — China says it has successfully intercepted a missile in flight, in a test of an anti-ballistic missile system that could improve its defenses as it presses its territorial claims.

A brief statement from the Defense Ministry late Sunday gave no details, but said the test was purely defensive in nature and was not aimed at any foreign nations.

Missiles are a major component of China’s defense and are the backbone of its space program, which has launched astronauts and components to the nation’s orbiting space station.

The missile interception test comes as China has been escalating threats against the self-governing island of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own territory to be annexed by military force if necessary. A conflict over Taiwan would likely bring in the U.S., which is the island’s main source of weaponry and is legally bound to regard threats to it as a matter of “grave concern.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/politics-taiwan-china-beijing-6a34c56628be111959ed3d5e6a3a429a

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Omaha Steve Jun 20 OP
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Harker Jun 20 #5
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 10:42 AM

1. We've had that capability for years. What's the big deal?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 11:29 AM

2. Are they planning to take Taiwan anytime soon?

I hope they are not inspired to do anything stupid after watching Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 12:08 PM

3. That's nice. Are they planning to do anything that would warrant sending missiles their way?

If not, why make a big deal about it, hmmm?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 12:11 PM

4. As every key technical / mathematical information wasn't released,

there is more bull than shit in the announcement.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 12:13 PM

5. Let me know when Trumpsky's face intercepts a tomato in flight. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 12:45 PM

6. LOL

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 06:30 PM

7. Where's China been for the last 30 years.

The US, our allies and Israel have had that capability since the 90's.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2022, 07:40 PM

8. They're just letting us know, no big deal

Maybe Pootie needs to know this more than we do ... (?)

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