China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force displayed a cluster consisting of ten DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles capable of attacking medium- to large-sized vessels in a recent video, according to the Chinese media.
The missiles can be seen erected into launch positions in a promotional video of the PLA Rocket Force. It can serve as a trump card in naval asymmetrical combat, as it is capable of attacking medium- to large-sized vessels from land, Weihutang, a column on the military affiliated with China Central Television, reported on Wednesday.
“It is rare to see so many DF-21Ds gathered together, and 10 could be enough to do serious damage to a hostile aircraft carrier,” military observers said.
Together with the DF-21D, China's DF-26 ballistic missile can reach targets even further at sea, the Chinese media stated further.
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China unveiled a new mobile self-propelled anti-aircraft gun to destroy precision weapons on Sunday, during a comprehensive exercise conducted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Army Academy of Artillery and Air Defense. "The new artillery could eliminate threats from precision weapons such as drones and cruise missiles," Chinese media reported Monday quoting military experts as saying
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Even as protesters flooding the streets of Hong Kong are wearing masks to prevent being identified, China has rolled out a surveillance system capable of using body movements, iris scan and some other parameters to identify individuals in a crowd and track their every movement using GPS coordinates. Earlier this week, Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial wore masks or covered their faces to prevent the governments mass data collection and sophisticated facial recognition technology
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