China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP
China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP
Defence

Australia and US to take on China and Russia in game-changing hypersonic missiles

  • Australian defence minister says the weapons are meant to help deter aggression against Australian interests
  • Other countries in the region including India, Japan and South Korea might follow suit, analyst says

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China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP
China has conducted a number of successful tests of the DF-17, a medium-range ballistic missile specifically designed to launch hypersonic glide vehicles, according to a US report. Photo: AFP
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