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Chinese Military Beefs Up Coastal Forces As It Prepares For Possible Invasion Of Taiwan

Chinese Military Beefs Up Coastal Forces As It Prepares For Possible Invasion Of Taiwan
PLANS Changbaishan (LSD-989) at Nieuwe Waterweg, Rotterdam
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Beijing is stepping up the militarisation of its southeast coast as it prepares for a possible invasion of Taiwan, military observers and sources have said.

The People’s Liberation Army has been upgrading its missile bases, and one Beijing-based military source said it has deployed its most advanced hypersonic missile the DF-17 to the area.

“The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades,” the source, who requested anonymity, because of the sensitivity of the topic. “The new missile has a longer range and is able to hit targets more accurately…”

To read more visit the South China Morning Post.

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