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China Partners Russia To Build A Missile Defence System

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is working with China to help build a system that signals impending ballistic missile attacks.


Speaking at an international affairs conference in Moscow on Thursday, Putin said Russia had been helping China develop such a system.

 

He added that “this is a very serious thing that will radically enhance China’s defence capability”.


Since the cold war, only the United States and Russia have had such systems, which involves a collection of ground-based radars and space satellites.

 

The systems allow for the early spotting of intercontinental ballistic missiles.


The Russian president, Putin had earlier offered a similar deal to Saudi Arabia following the drone attack at its oil facilities. (Vanguard)

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