Russia and China to conduct second joint computer-assisted missile defense drill


November 17, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

BEIJING, China – Russia and China will hold the second joint computer-assisted missile defense drill in December in the Chinese capital of Beijing according to Chinese Defense Ministry.

“The goal of the exercise is to practice joint planning of combat actions on air defense and missile defense, control and fire coordination, and also responding to accidental and provocative strikes of ballistic and cruise missiles on the territory of two countries,” the ministry document said.

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However, Beijing was careful to emphasize that this was not targeting any particular country.

“The drill is not aimed against third countries,” the ministry stressed.

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