The missile interception test at a night in January 2013 was witnessed by many people in western China

China conducted 3rd missile interception test

Chinese state media briefly announced today that the country had successfully conducted another ground-based mid-course missile interception test on its territory on Wednesday (23rd July). No further detail about the test was given. This is the third exoatmospheric missile interception… Read More ›

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