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China Acknowledges Sale Of Advanced Missile Technology To Pakistan

The technology, described as a "large-scale optical tracking and measurement system," is reportedly for use in testing Pakistani ballistic missiles that can carry multiple warheads.
Pakistan test fires its new Ababeel surface-to-surface ballistic missile in Pakistan on Jan. 24, 2017. Ababeel has a maximum range of 1,350 miles and is capable of delivering multiple warheads using multiple independent re-entry vehicle technology, according to Pakistani sources. Source: Anadolu Agency

Updated at 6:40 a.m. ET

China has sold Pakistan an advanced tracking system that could boost Islamabad's efforts to improve ballistic missiles capable of delivering multiple warheads, according to The South China Morning Post.

The website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced the deal with Pakistan, and Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with that the purchase was of a "highly sophisticated large-scale optical tracking and measurement system."

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