Hypersonic flight - which means attaining speeds of more than Mach 5 below altitudes of 90km (56 miles) - is seen as the future of international travel, theoretically allowing people to traverse the entire planet in just a few hours' flight. It may also be used militarily, transforming the risks and rules of global conflict.
Dozens of entities, including a security firm previously run by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, were added to the entity list over national security concerns.
The world-leading JF-22 can simulate extreme flight conditions at Mach 30 and will play key role in developing Beijing’s hypersonic weapons programme and passenger air travel.
Physicist Zhang Yonghao resigned from the University of Edinburgh to join China’s new national hypersonic laboratory in Beijing.
To defeat enemy in aerial combat, hypersonic plane should zoom ahead and launch missile backwards, allowing pilot to strike quickly from a long distance, according to computer simulation.
Military researchers say their innovation could boost the operational range for hypersonic weapons.
Researchers in China say the technology could be used to charge military lasers, rail guns and microwave weapons that require huge amounts of electricity.
Chinese engineers say they’ve solved a big problem that could allow major advances in air defence.
An obsolete way to launch jets from aircraft carriers could hold the key to affordable transport beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
The device can travel at nine times the speed of sound without the expense or explosion risk of burning hydrogen, according to paper.
PLA research team says new seal simplifies and speeds up the repair and maintenance of hypersonic weapons.
New device uses robotic arms to test an aircraft’s ability to unload cargo, such as a weapon or spacecraft, at extremely fast speeds.
Experimental engine uses low-cost mix of carbon particles and ethylene to trigger shocks at six times the speed of sound.
The country’s biggest research funder will support civilian hypersonic flight technology designed to carry passengers between continents in just an hour.
The world’s largest free-piston driven shock tunnel will allow China to conduct hypersonic experiments and test its space innovations.
Researchers from space physics laboratory say they made ‘breakthrough’ during ‘multiple’ hypersonic weapon tests, and their system could overcome the plasma blackout seen at this extreme speed.
It’s believed to be part of an ambitious plan to build a hypersonic transport system that could take people or cargo anywhere on Earth in an hour.
Exceptionally high-speed projectiles differ from traditional gunshots in that they leave large craters in flesh, according to a new study.
TWR-Engine says it has completed ground tests on a revolutionary type of engine that could achieve speeds of Mach 5 or beyond.
Stephen Lovegrove has called for better communication between the West and China and Russia in a ‘dangerous new age of proliferation’.
The US Defence Department announced two contracts worth US$1.3 billion for the fielding of satellites to better detect hypersonic missile threats posed by Russia and China.
Chinese satnav system allows ground team to maintain contact with hypersonic vehicle during rapid evasion manoeuvres, says paper.
Northwestern Polytechnical University team says its combination of rocket and air-breathing engines could exceed Mach 5.
The new facility, whose name and location remain secret, can simulate extreme flight conditions at Mach 5 or faster at high altitude.
Completion of all test flights by 2025 will allow the development of a passenger aircraft that can travel more than 6,000km at Mach 6: researchers.
Run on cheap hydrocarbon fuel, researchers say it achieved stable operation during a simulated low-altitude flight.
Research team is testing ski landing gears instead of wheels, with the help of artificial intelligence.
If successful, the magnetic fluid engine could make near-orbit passenger travel a viable commercial reality.
The biggest talking points range from the country’s first space station taking shape in orbit to evidence of a previously lost civilisation coming to light
Researchers say a new manufacturing method will allow them to produce high-quality, ultra-modern weapons at a low cost.