Chinese Missile Early Warning System-with Russian Help- May be Nearing Completion

  • By Our Bureau
  • 10:24 AM, June 29, 2020
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A Chinese missile early warning system –based on the Russian Tundra satellites and Voronezh ground-based radar stations may be closer to completion going by recent events and statements.

“Russia is helping China to build a missile attack warning system that could significantly increase China's defense capabilities,” a commentary in the semi-official Global Times newspaper said June 25.

Separately, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense said June 24 that China is firmly opposed to the US deploying intermediate-range missiles in the Asian-Pacific region. Senior Colonel Wu Qian, stated in the official news website of the PLA "If the US insists on the deployment, it will be a provocation at China's doorstep. China will never sit idle and will take all necessary countermeasures."

With the PLA flexing its muscles against Taiwan, Japan, in the South China Sea and against India; having anti-missile systems such as the Russian built S-400 may need to be supported by a missile early warning system.

Last month, Russia set up the basic space segment of its ‘Kupol,’ missile attack early warning system to continuously monitor US territory for possible ballistic missile launches.