Even after successful tests of the second missile, created to intercept ballistic missiles, China still has a lot to do for the creation of an effective missile defense system, according to a Chinese expert on military matters Lan Yun.
«China is still far before the creation of excellent acting anti-missile shield, while the United States has already spent very little 16 such tests, and China — only two. In general, and South American missile defense system of ground-based and far from perfect, «- said Lan Yun, outlook is leading newspaper» Huanqiu Shibao «.
«Initial tests designed to demonstrate the ability to actually intercept. At the same time, the integrated system should include not only the ground radars and missile launchers, and a network of satellites tracking radar system of sea-based, and command and control centers, «- he said, according to ITAR-TASS.
At the same time, another special from China — Senior Colonel 2nd Artillery (missile troops) People’s Liberation Army of China, Shao Yonglin, whose ratings are given on the website of the newspaper «People’s Daily» — drew attention to the fact that technical the level of today’s test «is much higher than in intercepting missiles near and mid-range.»
Xinhua said that China’s missile test «is not directed against any country.»
As reported by the newspaper Gaze previously China has successfully tested missiles created to intercept ballistic missiles in the middle portion of their line of motion.
Americans also tested a similar missile that was launched from an airbase Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. During the flight, the rocket successfully completed the necessary maneuvers, then flew off into space.
Launch goal in this study did not take the role. According to online media for launching the interceptor missile was the first flight test programs with a framework in December 2010, when the rocket failed to hit the target.