China steps up pace in new nuclear arms race with US and Russia as experts warn of rising risk of conflict

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Although the major nuclear powers have agreed to stop live testing, they are using simulated experiments to develop the next generation of nuclear weapons. Photo: Reuters

 

Chinese scientists are running simulated tests at a faster rate than America as world’s leading powers develop arsenal of ‘usable’ next-generation weapons

China is aggressively developing its next generation of nuclear weapons, conducting an average of five tests a month to simulate nuclear blasts, according to a major Chinese weapons research institute.

Its number of simulated tests has in recent years outpaced that of the United States, which conducts them less than once a month on average. Continue reading

Beijing deploys new laser weapon for extra APEC security

China will deploy a laser weapon capable of shooting down low-flying objects to boost security at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing starting this week, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.

Co-developed by the China Academy of Engineering Physics, the “Low Altitude Sentinel” has a protection range of 12 square kilometers and can shoot down small aircraft within a 2km radius within five seconds of detecting its target. Continue reading

China develops anti-drone laser

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — China has successfully tested a homemade laser defense system specially targeting small-scale drones flying at low attitude.

The machine is able to shoot down various small aircraft within a two-kilometer radius and can do so in five seconds after locating its target, said a statement released Sunday by the China Academy of Engineering Physics, one of the system’s co-developers.

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