China Tests Ballistic Missile To Counter THAAD Deployment in S.Korea: Report

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  • 02:35 PM, May 11, 2017
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China Tests Ballistic Missile To Counter THAAD Deployment in S.Korea: Report
China Tests Ballistic Missile To Counter THAAD Deployment in S.Korea: Report

China has tested a new type of missile missile believed to be aimed at counterbalancing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system deployed by US in South Korea.

A short statement from the defense ministry's website revealed that the military "achieved the intended result".

There is a photo, which has gone viral in the internet, showing wreckage from the missile bearing the letters "E/ADF-26B", Global Times reported Wednesday.

Many believe that the missile is probably a modified DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile, which is called as the "Guam Killer” due to its ability to carry out intermediate precision strikes against US bases in Guam.

However, It is unclear if the missile test is meant to serve as a warning for the US or North Korea. Beijing has been always opposed to the deployment of the US' Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea.

China worried that its radars could reportedly peer deep into Beijing, allowing US and its allies to better detect rocket launches and aircraft movements. Further, the recent missile test indicates that Beijing is proactively improving its defense and counterattack capabilities.

The new type of DF-26B has an electromagnetic pulse, which can jam enemies' radar. That's why it is also known as as suitable tool to counter THAAD. 

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