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Early-warning system cooperation between China and Russia

Vorpal

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On Thurs (Oct 3), during the Valdai Discussion Club conference in Sochi, it was revealed that Russia will be helping China to develop their own early-warning system to identify and react to long-range missile launches, including ICBMs.
[TASS] "I don’t think I will reveal a big secret, this will become evident after all," Putin said. "We are now helping our Chinese partners to create a missile warning system. This is a very serious thing, that will drastically enhance the defensive capacity of the People’s Republic of China. As currently, only the US and Russia have such systems," he added.​
The Russian system currently involves a newtork of three types of Voronezh] radar stations and a few satellites, with a command centre a bit north of Moscow. A substantial part of the past station network was dismantled following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which Voronezh is intended to replace.

Military cooperation between them is getting stronger, with a recent delivery of S-400 anti-aircraft system and Su-37e fighters from Russia to China, along with Chinese participation in Russian military exercises (East 2018 and Centre 2019) and a joint patrol near South Korea and Japan.

I wonder whether this might eventually evolve into a common security policy between them.

Voronezh-M said:
 

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