China has a missile that was previously thought impossible, report claims

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According to a new report, China has tested a weapon that was previously considered impossible.

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The report claimed that the hypersonic weapons test saw the country firing a missile from another spacecraft, which was already flying at least five times the speed of sound. Such technology was previously thought to be impossible and US experts are unsure how exactly China was able to conduct the test, it said.

Although the trial took place in July, and was reported closer in time, the nature of the success was first revealed in a new report. financial Times, The paper reported that experts are looking through the data in an attempt to understand how China was able to manufacture the technology – as well as what the missile was really intended for.


In the test, China first launched a hypersonic glide vehicle, or HGV, which is sent into space aboard a rocket before re-entering the atmosphere and flying over its target at more than five times the speed of sound. Is. HGVs can serve as weapons on their own because they are traveling so fast, but China is said to be using them as a way to carry other missiles.

According to the new report, the HGV was then able to launch a separate missile, which broke apart in the atmosphere over the South China Sea. It didn’t seem to have been sent toward a target, and instead went overboard, foot Reportedly – which only creates further confusion for US experts.

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This makes it difficult to know what the missile is designed to do. Some suggest that it could be used to destroy missile defense systems that might attempt to intercept hypersonic weapons when used in combat, for example.

While Russia and the US are working on their similar technologies, such a successful test shows that China is far ahead of the two.


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