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

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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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