China Constructs New Missile Base in Guangdong ProvinceUpdated: 2010-08-09 (KST)
China reportedly has built a new missile base in the northern Guangdong Province in sourtheastern China.
Chinese local media reported that China's new anti-ship ballistic missile will be deployed to the new missile base in Shaoguan where the new 96166 Unit has been already dispatched.
Dong Feng 21C medium-range ballistic missiles as well as the DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile are planned to be deployed there.
The report added that the new base could "have unique capabilities that could complicate the strategic calculus in Asia, and the South China Sea in particular."
The Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile has been dubbed the "aircraft carrier killer" and is part of China's larger anti-access denial strategy designed to discourage the US Navy from coming to the aid of Taiwan during a war.
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