China develops air-to-air missile

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  1. lambu

    lambu Regular Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    BEIJING: China has successfully developed a next-generation air-to-air missile, a media report said describing it as a secret weapon.

    People's Daily reported that China independently developed the air-to-air missile without assistance from foreign specialists or borrowed technology.

    It has been designed by Fan Huitao, deputy director of the Air-to-Air Missile Research Institute under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

    The missile, called the "Key Model", has successfully passed a test in which all seven missiles hit their targets.

    The media report called it a historic breakthrough in China's air-to-air missile development and said that it met Chinese air force's requirement for the model to be designed, produced, delivered and made combat-effective within one year.

    People's Daily described the missile as a secret weapon for gaining air superiority.

    The media report said that the missile is very hard to develop and only a few developed countries around the world possess such a capability.

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  3. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Dec 17, 2009
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    I guess the PL-12 doesn't work so they need to make a new model.

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