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Defence Assistance from Russia October 7, 2019

Moscow is aiding China build a system that comprises a network of ground-based radars and satellite arrays in earth’s orbit to detect ballistic missile launches, calculate trajectories of the projectiles and kick-start an apt response. " We’re now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile-attack warning system. It’s a very serious thing that will drastically increase the defensive capabilities of China” Vladimir Putin, president of Russia said at an international affairs conference in Moscow.

Once developed, China will become the third country in the world after the United States and Russia to possess a missile warning system. When a ballistic missile is launched, multiple early warning radars, space surveillance networks and satellites sense it and calculate probable missile path. This data is then transmitted to a command center where a decision on how to respond to the attack would be made.

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