A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout
A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout

Report of Chinese scramjet test a challenge to most-advanced missile defence systems

  • Engine built for China’s classified hypersonic strike weapon hits 600 seconds in ground test
  • A 10-minute scramjet boost to a weapon could give it a range of over 4,000km at top speed

Topic |   China Society
A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout
A Chinese scramjet is reported to have run at maximum boost of 600 seconds, outdoing the American X-51A Waverider (pictured). Photo: Handout
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