22:56 GMT04 March 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - China's military successfully tested a land-based mid-range missile interception system on Thursday.

    "On February 4, 2021, China tested the technology for intercepting a ground-based medium-range ballistic missile on its territory, during the test, the set goal was achieved", the statement says.

    The test was of a defensive nature and was not directed against third countries, it stressed.

    Last month, media reports suggested that China’s DF-17 hypersonic missile was upgraded and the weapon's capability to disguise itself from hostile reconnaissance and protect itself from complicated battlefield environments was improved.

    In 2018, China successfully tested a technology to intercept ground-based intermediate-range missiles.



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