The Aerodynamics Research Institute says the FL-64 hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel, has passed major calibration tests after two years of development. Photo: Weibo
The Aerodynamics Research Institute says the FL-64 hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel, has passed major calibration tests after two years of development. Photo: Weibo

Why wind tunnels are key in China’s race for hypersonic weapon supremacy

  • The test facilities are part of the secret to the country’s success in rapid development of hypersonic missiles and new-generation aircraft, observers say
  • The Pentagon has highlighted US concern over Chinese advances in the technology as a ‘fundamental change’ in the military balance of power

The Aerodynamics Research Institute says the FL-64 hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel, has passed major calibration tests after two years of development. Photo: Weibo
The Aerodynamics Research Institute says the FL-64 hypersonic aerodynamic wind tunnel, has passed major calibration tests after two years of development. Photo: Weibo
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