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China carries out anti-missile test, state media reports

Published on Jan 28, 2013 1:34 AM
 
Real-life models of PL-9C and SD-10A surface-to-air missiles are displayed inside an exhibition hall at the China International Aviation amd Aerospace Exhibition in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai.  The state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday that China tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air after an initial test in 2010, in a move that analysts say will unnerve its neighbours. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China tested emerging military technology aimed at destroying missiles in mid-air after an initial test in 2010, state media said on Sunday, in a move that will unnerve its neighbours.

A brief report by the official Xinhua news agency said the military carried out a "land-based mid-course missile interception test within its territory".

"The test has reached the pre-set goal," the report quoted an unnamed Defence Ministry official as saying. "The test is defensive in nature and targets no other country."

It did not specify whether any missile or object had been destroyed in the test.

 
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