A file photo of a Chinese frigate launching an anti-ship missile during a military exercise near south China’s Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Photo: Xinhua
A file photo of a Chinese frigate launching an anti-ship missile during a military exercise near south China’s Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese scientists plan boron-powered supersonic missile that can fly and swim

  • Anti-ship device will be able to cruise at commercial airliner altitudes and reach 200 knots underwater, project team says
  • Volatile element that reacts in both air and water will power the ‘cross-media’ weapon

A file photo of a Chinese frigate launching an anti-ship missile during a military exercise near south China’s Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Photo: Xinhua
A file photo of a Chinese frigate launching an anti-ship missile during a military exercise near south China’s Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Photo: Xinhua
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