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China Tests Anti-Satellite Missile

Discussion in 'Chinese Defence Forum' started by cirr, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. ChineseTiger1986

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    All types of the ICBMs will test at least once per year, so does the ASAT/GMD test.
     
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    It could very well be it bro! Imagine this:

    Day 1: it's like space version of 19th century "sea superiority" or 20th century "air superiority". Earth-to-space direct ascent ASAT, as well as co-orbital ASAT (see blow link), are the main actors here.


    Day 2: it's like space version of "sea/air-land warfare", other than supporting ISR and navigation for earth-based weapons, space-to-earth weapons might play a role.
     
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    This weapon is a deterrence against aggressors.
     
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    That and nuclear warheads.
     
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    That test was in fact GMD, but the US claimed it to be ASAT because they wanna keep demonizing China by suggesting that China is always creating more space debris.
     
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    Not exactly the ASAT, but the GMD as the US has immediately tested the Trident II missiles after this test.
     
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    US wants to spread propaganda that China does ASAT (attacking move) instead of GMD (defensive move) to deter China from doing further tests.

    China won't give a damn about US propaganda and will continue to do more tests.