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Old 04-12-2006, 03:39 AM
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Default China has U.S. anti-missile tech, via transfer from Israel


China has U.S. anti-missile tech, via transfer from Israel

Special to World Tribune.com

EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM Thursday, April 6, 2006
China has developed its own version of the Patriot anti-missile system, according to a Chinese-owned Hong Kong newspaper.

The ground-to-air guided missile system is part of China's air shield that is similar to U.S. Patriot missiles, the March 29 Wen Wei Po reported.

China covertly obtained Patriot anti-missile system technology from Israel during the 1990s, according to U.S. officials.

U.S. intelligence agencies discovered the Israel-China Patriot technology transfer in March 1993.

The transfers came from U.S.-made Patriots sent to Israel to counter Iraqi missile attacks during the Persian Gulf war.

The report described the system's command and control system, vehicles and interceptors.

In 1993, then-CIA Director Robert Gates told The Washington Times, “There is some indication that they [the Chinese] have some of the technology.”

http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2453832.0965277776.html

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