Date: October 19, 2020
By: Mark Moore
The People’s Liberation Army has upgraded missile bases and deployed a new hypersonic missile -the country’s most advanced.
“The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades,” the South China Morning Post reported on Sunday, citing a Beijing-based military source. “The new missile has a longer range and is able to hit targets more accurately.”
The DF-17, with a maximum range of 1,550 miles, was rolled out at last year’s Oct. 1 National Day parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.