Hypersonic weapons, including missiles, travel at Mach 5 to Mach 25, about 1 to 5 miles per second (1.6 to 8 kilometres per second). The weapons drastically reduce the time for opposing forces to mount a defence, and can follow trajectories substantially different to traditional supersonic weapons, which makes them harder to intercept.
Scientists have developed a breakthrough surface material previously thought to be impossible.
The Russian president says aircraft carrying the hypersonic weapons will be patrolling the Black Sea in response to increased US involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
Experts say it shows how Pyongyang will even target allies, such as Moscow, in the bid to acquire critical technologies.
Theorised hypersonic tungsten rod weapon might not be as effective as previously thought
Dozens of entities, including a security firm previously run by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, were added to the entity list over national security concerns.
House select committee on China seeks information from Defence Department and Alfred University, which is said to host a Confucius Institute and have partnership with China University of Geosciences.
Tehran claims the new weapon can travel at 15 times the speed of sound; it appears to have a movable nozzle, which could allow it to evade air defences.
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.
The intermediate-range ballistic missile is capable of striking Hawaii, and the Pentagon says there is a ‘high probability’ it can penetrate its defences.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has boasted of being a global leader in the technology, but Ukraine says it destroyed six of the weapons in one night.
Physicist Zhang Yonghao resigned from the University of Edinburgh to join China’s new national hypersonic laboratory in Beijing.
Chinese military scientists say they have developed a method to help hypersonic weapons evade interception while using minimal resources.
The second test flight of Lockheed Martin Corp’s hypersonic missile prototype was marred by the weapon’s failure to transmit in-flight performance data, two people familiar with the results said.
Natural uranium, if obtained by someone with technological means and resources, can be refined to weapons-grade material over time, experts say.
The Defence Intelligence Agency said Beijing has also taken a lead over Russia in development of hypersonic weapons.
After joint naval drills with China and South Africa, a group of Russian warships will continue long-distance deployment, Russian reports say.
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.
Real weapons launched amid or after a phantom strike would encounter much less resistance, according to study.
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.
PLA’s Weibo article says Eagle Strike-21 anti-ship hypersonic missile has a terminal speed of Mach 10 and cannot be intercepted by any anti-missile weapons system.
Chinese engineers say they’ve solved a big problem that could allow major advances in air defence.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has put the new Zircon hypersonic missile into service as the country’s war effort flounders in Ukraine.
Photos showing the pair inspecting the country’s Hwasong-17 intercontinental ballistic missile came as a surprise, as Kim’s daughter’s existence had never been publicly confirmed before.
The device can travel at nine times the speed of sound without the expense or explosion risk of burning hydrogen, according to paper.
Nation has fired a series of missiles in recent days, with the latest just hours after verbal clashes in UN between US/allies and China/Russia over launches, and amid speculation Pyongyang is preparing to resume nuclear testing.
Advance strategic bomber, the B-21 Raider, ‘will pose new threats and challenges to China’s national defence’, retired PLA general says.