China’s New Cannon-fired Missiles to Enhance PLA Capabilities.Posted: January 22, 2015
Israel has developed its semi-active laser homing low-weight anti-tank guided missiles since 1992. They are canon-fired missiles that can be launched from various guns of the caliber of 105mm and 120mm. It seems that China has got such missiles or their technology from Israel and developed on its own a new generation of such missiles.
Yesterday, people.com.cn published a report on China’s new generation of cannon-fired missiles that will soon be commissioned.
The website’s reporter learnt from tests of the missiles that the missile can adjust its trajectory in its short flight to hit its target accurately. There are a series of such missiles for guns of various types and calibers. They can be fired from various types of Chinese armored vehicles and equipment to lengthen their range and improve the accuracy of their attack.
The report, in addition, emphasized that China has independently designed and made all the key parts of the new missiles. From such emphasis, we know that before China’s development of a new generation of such missiles on its own, it imported at least key parts of the missiles from abroad. I believe from Israel.
As a Shanghainese, I have relatives who were close to Jewish businessmen in Shanghai before communist takeover. When Hitler persecuted Jews, lots of them fled to Shanghai, where they enjoyed the freedom to do business successfully in China.
When Shanghai was occupied by Japan, all the Jews there were imprisoned in concentration camps without provision of food. We Shanghainese gave them food stealthily to maintain their survival.
Israel regards China as a friend as good as the United States.
The website said that the new generation of missiles have passed finalization tests and will soon be commissioned.
Source: people.com.cn “PLA’s new generation of canon-fired missile will be commissioned to enhance strike capability” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)