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China’s Recent Ballistic Missile Defense Test May Have Actually Been an Anti-Satellite Test

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  • By Rod Lee
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute

     China’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) publicly announced that People’s Republic of China (PRC) executed a “land-based mid-course missile intercept technology test (路基中段反导拦截技术试验)on 4 February 2021.

     Although the PRC MND identified this event as a “mid-course missile interception test”, it may instead have been an anti-satellite (ASAT) test.

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