A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock
A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists eye hypersonic weapon able to ‘fry’ telecoms systems in 10 seconds

  • Travelling at six times the speed of sound, evading radars along the way, the proposed weapon would be able to strike targets 3,000km away
  • Intense electromagnetic pulse or microwaves produced upon explosion would be able to ‘burn out’ key electronic devices within a 2km range

Topic |   China's military weapons
A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock
A new type of long-distance hypersonic weapon proposed by rocket scientists in Beijing aims to wipe out communication and power supply lines over a 2km area. Photo: Shutterstock
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