Hmmmm, China and No. Korea are ready to show off to the world their new missile systems, and it looks like we are ready and waiting for the test !
I would love to see the USN or Japan shoot down the No. Korean missile next week if the No. Koreans shoot another missile over Japan like they did
"info from 3 sites UPI, Pravda and World Tribune"
by Martin Sieff
UPI Senior News Analyst
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2006
China's new Dong Feng-31, or CSS-9, road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile is expected to enter service during 2006, Jane's Intelligence
reported on its Web site janes.com on June 9. The DF-31 is expected to be followed by the extended-range DF-31A version in 2007, the Web site said.
It cited the 2006 edition of the U.S. Department of Defense's annual report on Chinese military capabilities. Both missiles will enter service with
the People's Liberation Army Second Artillery.
North Korea to Launch Taepodong-2 Missile to Hit US Territory Next Week.
June 13, 2006
Pyongyang is about to test an intercontinental ballistic missile which will be capable of reaching the USA. The information was revealed by
spokespeople for the George Bush administration in Washington yesterday. An anonymous US official said that North Korea is planning to launch the
missile next week.
U.S. missile defense ready, waiting for expected N. Korea launch.
Special to World Tribune.com
Thursday, June 8, 2006
The U.S. ground-based missile defense system is set to intercept any North Korean long-range missile launch amid indications Pyongyang is preparing to
test fire a Taepodong missile.
The missile defense system includes 10 ground-based interceptors, plus radars and other sensors, deployed in Asia, Alaska and California.
A recent U.S. intelligence report stated, “The multiple-stage Taepodong-2, potentially capable of reaching parts of the United States with a
nuclear-weapon-sized payload — may be ready for flight-testing.”