Chinese municipal media said that the country has carried out tests «of new military technologies,» and specifically the latest missile defense system. First tests of the missile defense system were held in 2010.
«Tests have gained this purpose, they had a defensive character and not threaten any other country,» reports an unnamed source from the Ministry of Defense of the PRC. He did not specify whether the missile destroyed or another goal during testing.
«Although it was not presented in detail about these disk imaging tests of military representatives, experts believe that China can build a missile defense system to intercept incoming from space ballistic missile warheads,» the agency said.
Missile technology is one of the values of the defense strategy of China, whose military spending has doubled in recent years. Beijing is territorial disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with several countries in the South China Sea. China says its military spending oriented only for national defense and military modernization.