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2021-10-17 Science & Technology
China reportedly tested nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August
[NYPost] China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, The Financial Times reported.

The test shows China has advanced space capability that “caught US intelligence by surprise,” the outlet reported.

Citing five people “familiar with the test,” the report said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle, which flew through low-orbit space before cruising toward its target.

It missed the target by about two-dozen miles, but shows China’s “astounding progress” on hypersonic weapons, the report said.

The U.S., Russia and China have all been working on hypersonic weapons. Russia tested one such missile in July. The US plans to outfit all of the Navy’s destroyers with these missiles, which can travel five times faster than the speed of sound. That makes them slower than some existing ballistic missiles, but unlike the older technology, hypersonic missiles can be controlled after launch, making it easier to evade defense systems.
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