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China Demonstrates Its Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile, But Which One?

Chinese pilots onboard the guided-missile frigate Wuhu (539) stand in formation shortly after docking at the international port in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 17, 2019. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

THINKING ABOUT CHINA

 

Rick Fisher

July 5, 2019 Updated: July 5, 2019

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) demonstrated its anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) in exercises in the South China Sea on June 29 or 30, 2019, as recounted by unnamed U.S. government sources in a July 1 report by CNBC.

An alarming development, this exercise is likely the first open-ocean demonstration of the PLA’s ASBMs, which they have been developing since the early 1990s.… READ MORE...