Russian media has reported that China’s latest indigenous Type 1130 close-in weapon system can fire 10,000 rounds per minute and destroy 90% of hypersonic missiles traveling at a speed four times the speed of sound.
Admiral Chen Yeong-kang, the commander-in-chief of Taiwan’s Navy secretly visited the United States last week to discuss the transfer of submarine technology to Taiwan according to the China Times newspaper, on Friday, December 12, 2014.
China conducted the third flight test of a new hypersonic missile last week as part of its strategic nuclear program and efforts to develop delivery vehicles capable of defeating U.S. countermeasures, defense officials said.
Taiwan’s main weapons research and development unit released videos and photos of the trial launch of its Hsiung Feng III and Tien Kung III missiles for the first time on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Russia is in the process of selling cutting-edge S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to China, which would hand Beijing a defense system capable of deterring even the most advanced air powers from infringing on Chinese airspace.