China is set to test a new anti-satellite missile capable of destroying enemy communications, it has emerged.
US intelligence officials have detected preparations for a test launch of the Dong Neng-3 which is due to take place at a military facility in central China.
They were alerted to the trial run after China announced restrictions on air space in the area.
It comes as it emerged Beijing may also be developing its own satellite capable of grabbing its rivals in space.
According to Free Beacon, they will be small manoeuvring satellites capable of both seizing and destroying other satellites.
Few additional details are known about the missile and the satellite.
I miss old England, Jalapa, United States, 2 hours ago
Treaties are what losers obey. Looks like the 5 million in cash that China payed for the Clinton's to gift them a Navy plane full of top secret electrons gear and other information on that phony island emergency landing is beginning to pay off.
stillshockable, Brisbane, Australia, 4 hours ago
Sci fi plot in real life
Billy Dingo, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
Can't they aim it at downing street and grab Boris!?
Imgoingtoannoyyou, Manchester, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
I reckon 2017 is going to be the year China and America go to war. America wants it, unfortunately the rest of the world will likely be dragged into it.
Burnt, Land of oz, United States, 9 hours ago
We will regret it.
Late8, Miami, United States, 11 hours ago
The UN has a treaty that space is not for military but scientific and exploring. China signed it. How is that working for ya?
Alex, victoria, 1 hour ago
Just like so many treaties/resolutions are disregarded by members of the security council. Not new. And the UN is blamed for the actins of it's members.