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China tests new guided missile - CNS report
Updated: 2004-08-17 15:14

China has successfully tested a new guided missile it says is highly accurate, according to a China News Service report.

"Several days ago, a new model of a guided missile developed and built by China was tested and achieved satisfactory success," the CNS quoted project researcher Feng Dawei as saying.

"The missile accurately hit its target with a high degree of precision."

The agency did not give any details about the missile's range or payload or about the test site, saying only that it was developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp.

The report says Cao Gangchuan, vice-chiarman of the Central Military Commission and also minister of defense, attended and praised the test, saying the researchers have made huge contribution to the national defense.

The CNS quoted Feng as saying researchers were committed to "promoting military modernization and realizing the grand task of reunifying the motherland."

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