Researchers say they have made breakthroughs in using infrared sensors for hypersonic missiles. Photo: Handout
Researchers say they have made breakthroughs in using infrared sensors for hypersonic missiles. Photo: Handout

China says it has hypersonic missiles with heat-seeking tech – years before US

  • Breakthroughs in the precision and cooling mechanism of infrared sensors are pushing forward the country’s development of hypersonic weapons, researchers say
  • Warfare could be transformed by hypersonic missiles able to search for, identify and lock on to targets based on heat signature

Researchers say they have made breakthroughs in using infrared sensors for hypersonic missiles. Photo: Handout
Researchers say they have made breakthroughs in using infrared sensors for hypersonic missiles. Photo: Handout
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