Input your search keywords and press Enter.

US surprised with China’s hypersonic missile test say reports

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing ability that took US intelligence to surprise, the Financial Times reported. The report on Sunday said that the Chinese military launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, encircling the Earth before aiming towards its target, which it missed by about 2 dozen miles. 

“The test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realised,” the report said.  

During a 2019 parade, China showcased advancing weaponry including its hypersonic missile, known as the DF-17.  

The US and Russia are also developing hypersonic missiles, and last month North Korea said it had test-fired a newly-developed hypersonic missile.  

Hi! I am Saloni Chhetri. I have done masters in Mathematics and currently working as a team member of How to Crack SSB. My hobby is writing which is one of the prime reasons, that I work for this organisation. Apart from this I would like to share one more information about myself, that I am also a Defence aspirant and one day I wish to join the Indian Air Force.