China primes upgraded surface-to-air missile system as PLA Air Force shifts sights to new targets

hq 9 surface to air missiles1news54s5f45sf4The air force’s overhauled surface-to-air missile system is combat ready and primed to take greater aim at other missiles.
The air force’s announcement on the defence ministry’s website on Monday comes as tensions with the United States rise over China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. Beijing has also protested against South Korea’s plans to deploy a US missile shield on the Korean peninsula.