3, 2, 1 … lift-off for a barrage of Chinese military missile tests

January 9, 2018

South China Morning Post:

The Chinese military has offered high-resolution glimpses of tests of what are believed to be short to medium-range cruise missiles. The PLA Daily released images and footage of the tests on Tuesday but did not specify when or where they were carried out, saying only that they were conducted at various sites.

The missiles appeared to be either Type DF-11 or DF-16 mobile-launched missiles with ranges of between 600km and 1,000km, according to a Chinese military observer.

The DF-16 is a more advanced version of the DF-11 land-to-air missile and is capable of precision strikes on Taiwan, analysts say. It has been deployed to the Eastern Theatre Command, which covers the East China Sea and the self-ruled island.

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