The hypersonic Starry Sky-2 aircraft blasts off from an undisclosed location in northwest China on Friday. Photo: Science and Technology Daily

China’s hypersonic aircraft, Starry Sky-2, could be used to carry nuclear missiles at six times the speed of sound

First test flight of experimental design, which rides its own shock waves, deemed a ‘huge success’

Topic |   China's military weapons

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The hypersonic Starry Sky-2 aircraft blasts off from an undisclosed location in northwest China on Friday. Photo: Science and Technology Daily
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Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.