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How USSR Spied On Chinese Nuclear Tests By Using A Radiation Sampling MiG-25RR Foxbat Variant

How USSR Spied On Chinese Nuclear Tests By Using A Radiation Sampling MiG-25RR Foxbat Variant

China’s PLA tested ints first nuclear weapon in 1964, and its first thermonuclear weapon just three years later in 1967. Testing continued until 1996, and the military continued to develop higher payload weapons with smaller and lighter warheads to allow them to be mounted on ballistic missiles. While North Korea …

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60 Years Ago Today First Aircraft Was Successful Shoot-Down Using Surface-To-Air Missile

60 Years Ago Today First Aircraft Was Successful Shoot-Down Using Surface-To-Air Missile

In 1958, the Central Intelligence Agency started sponsoring a program known as Diamond Lil, in which Chinese Nationalist pilots were trained to fly Martin RB-57D Canberra high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft. Six Black Cat Squadron Taiwanese pilots were trained on the B-57C at Laughlin AFB, Texas, arriving back in Taiwan, and two …

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