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Chinese HQ-9 SAMs No Longer Visible on Woody Island

On June 3, the Israeli geospatial intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI) captured imagery of the contested Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, showing that Chinese deployed HQ-9 medium- to long-range active radar homing surface-to-air missile systems have been moved from their positions on the island’s beach. The missiles...

China Installs Missile Systems in Spratly Islands

According to sources with knowledge of intelligence reports, China has installed antiship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its fortified outposts in the Spratly Islands, South China Sea. Reports indicate the YJ-12B ASCM and HQ-9B SAM were moved to Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef, and Mischief Reef within the last 30 days....