Asia Times: China’s Shenlong Space Plane Is Part of Growing Space Warfare Program

Illustration of China’s Shenlong ‘Divine Dragon’ space plane

Illustration of China’s Shenlong ‘Divine Dragon’ space plane


China’s military space program is getting a boost from a recent reorganization within the People’s Liberation Army.

A Chinese military expert disclosed earlier this month that a Chinese space plane known as the Shenlong will likely be deployed with the newly formed Strategic Support Force, the PLA’s new high-technology warfare unit.

China announced in late December the launching of a significant reorganization within the PLA that includes the renaming of its missile forces as the Rocket Forces, and creating the Strategic Support Force that is designed for high-technology warfare, including space, cyber and electronic warfare.

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