Various weapons tests have underscored the speed with which China has mounted a strategic challenge to the US military. Photo: Handout
Various weapons tests have underscored the speed with which China has mounted a strategic challenge to the US military. Photo: Handout

Chinese hypersonic test included path-breaking second missile launch, say US reports

  • Neither the US nor Russia has shown the same ability, which requires launching a missile from a parent vehicle travelling five times the speed of sound
  • During the weapon test in July, the hypersonic missile released a separate missile that rocketed away, falling harmlessly into the South China Sea

Topic |   US-China relations
Various weapons tests have underscored the speed with which China has mounted a strategic challenge to the US military. Photo: Handout
Various weapons tests have underscored the speed with which China has mounted a strategic challenge to the US military. Photo: Handout
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