China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP
China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Ankit Panda
Opinion

Opinion

Ankit Panda

Is China’s DF-17 hypersonic missile a serious threat to the United States?

  • An American general warned last year that the US does not have an effective defence against such weapons
  • But with the PLA Rocket Force set to deploy the missile for the first time next year, Ankit Panda looks to dispel the hype

China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP
China’s DF-17 hypersonic boost-glide missile was one of the most closely watched items on parade in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AP
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.