Rapid Fire 2010-12-20: Optical Terminals
- Tensions rise as South Korea conducts live-fire drills near Yeonpyeong Island, the site of the North’s earlier attack.
- USA’s Ground Based Midcourse Defense system against long-range ballistic missiles misses its target in a recent test.
- Chinese documents seen by Japan’s Asahi Shimbun seem to confirm the more-or-less open secret that China aims to deploy an aircraft carrier. China is also working on a “J-15” naval fighter variant based on a Ukranian SU-33 prototype, while rumored SU-33 sales from Russia have made no progress.
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