China Launches Antiship Ballistic Missiles in Test

China Launches Antiship Ballistic Missiles in Test

On August 26, China test fired multiple ballistic missiles, which landed at a site near Hainan and the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. According to Chinese reports, Chinese…

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China Tests Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles

China recently test fired two DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles, according to People’s Liberation Army (PLA) footage released on August 3. In a subsequent August 6 report, state media reported the…

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

India Deploys Air Defenses Near Chinese Border

In late June, India’s armed forces deployed the Akash quick-reaction surface-to-air missile (SAM) system to eastern Ladakh in Kashmir amid tensions with China. The system was deployed “to prevent any…

More Than Missiles: China Previews its New Way of War

More Than Missiles: China Previews its New Way of War

The Issue China’s October 1 display of military hardware revealed a nation seeking to supplant the United States as the dominant military and technological power in the Asia-Pacific region. Many…

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

Russia Aiding China On Missile Early Warning System

On October 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country was aiding China “to create a missile-warning system, a missile-attack warning system.” While China possesses several long-range radars, it…

US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

US Approves Taiwan Stinger Missile Sale

On July 8, the U.S. State Department approved a $223 million sale of Stinger surface-to-air missiles to Taiwan. The Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) capable of engaging low-altitude…

China Tests Antiship Ballistic Missiles

China Tests Antiship Ballistic Missiles

On July 1, two U.S. officials told NBC that China is testing antiship ballistic missiles in the South China Sea. From June 30 to July 1, China issued a Notice…

China Test Fires JL-3 SLBM

China Test Fires JL-3 SLBM

On June 2, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) test fired the JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in Bohai Bay. The June launch is the second known test of the…