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Zhuhai 2016: Chinese space programmes reveal military strike capability

4th November 2016 - 01:20 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Zhuhai


There is doubt about China’s peaceful exploration of the final frontier, as it now appears the Klingons are in charge of the Long March (LM) rocket programme at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

Evidence was provided by none other than CASC itself at the 11th Zhuhai Air Show in southern China. Two LM models were displayed at the CASC booth painted in camouflage. 

The rockets are launched from a wheeled transporter-erector-launcher (TEL). The TEL consists of a truck and an open flat-top trailer with a single launch platform at the rear. 

Though such TELs are common in

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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