Ballistic missile can hit moving ships, China says, but experts remain skeptical

January 29, 2019


Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese state-run media has offered a pointed defense of the capabilities of its so-called “Guam killer” missile, challenging an earlier CNN report that doubted its ability to hit moving ships at sea.

A slickly produced short video touting the missiles’ advanced technology was first televised in China on Thursday. This was followed Monday by a series of articles backing up the claims made in the video that the missiles can hit an aircraft carrier.

The media push appears to be part of a concerted propaganda campaign designed to impress domestic audiences while underscoring China’s military strength on the international stage.

Experts say the release of the video, which purports to show DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles being launched from an undisclosed location, actually reveals very little.

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