Tuesday, April 10, 2012

China makes steady progress in ‘smart’ ammunitions development

Terminal-sensing projectiles are regarded as an especially promising weapon to attack the roof section of vehicles such as tanks and armored personnel carriers

The Chinese military is making steady progress in the development of smart ammunition technology, the PLA Daily reported yesterday, which could prove especially threatening to Taiwan’s armored vehicles.

The Baicheng Weapon Test Center announced on Friday that it had made “a significant breakthrough” in the development of technology known as terminal sensing ammunition, adding that the People’s Liberation Army had completed the theoretical work, including design, analysis, simulation, tests and evaluation of the new projectile.

My article, published today in the Taipei Times, continues here.

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