A computer simulation shows A Russian Avangard hypersonic vehicle manoeuvring to bypass missile defences en route to target. Photo: AP

France joins race to develop ‘hypersonic’ weapons, after China, Russia and US

  • France has carried out studies on propulsion systems for hypersonic flights as part of a revamp of its nuclear arsenal
  • It would be the fourth of the five permanent UN Security Council members to join the so-called ‘stealth by speed’ contest
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A computer simulation shows A Russian Avangard hypersonic vehicle manoeuvring to bypass missile defences en route to target. Photo: AP
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