China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP

China and Russia’s push to develop hypersonic weapons raises fears of arms race with US

  • China became the first country to announce the deployment of the missiles, but Russia recently announced it had developed a much more advanced version the Avangard
  • Defence analysts say the weapons are not a game changer for now but could give Moscow extra leverage in negotiations with the US

Topic |   Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
China’s DF-17 missiles pictured at the National Day parade in Beijing. Photo: AP
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