China secretly tests “hypersonic missiles”, US surprises, fears global tensions
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China secretly tests “hypersonic missiles” – 17 Oct. AFP Report on global security concerns After the Financial Times stated from several insider sources that the Chinese authorities tested hypersonic nuclear warhead with a speed of 5 times the speed of sound or more last Aug.
The missile circumnavigated the Earth in low-altitude orbit, or orbit with an altitude of less than 2,000 kilometers from the surface of the Earth, before degrading at its target but deviating from its coordinates by about 32 kilometers.
A source at the Financial Times also stated that A hypersonic cruise missile (HGV) launched by a Long March rocket. It’s a secret test. And to the surprise of the United States intelligence service a lot.
Mr. John Kirby Spokesperson for the US Department of Defense, or the Pentagon It said it did not directly comment on the report.
But it said: “We have made clear our concerns about the military capability China continues to operate. This ability will only increase tensions in the region and beyond. This is one reason why we see China as our number one challenge.”
Meanwhile, a recent report by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said China was advancing and accelerating the development of security technologies. It is seen as crucial in defending the country from hypersonic and other US technologies, and is also a revelation during the height of tensions between the United States and China.
After the Chinese government increased military activities in the Taiwan Strait area. with the stance that Taiwan is part of foreign China especially the United States Taiwan’s loyal partner should not interfere And Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech on the 110th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution last week that he will continue the policy of reunification with mainland China.
In addition to China Countries that develop hypersonic technology also have the United States. including North Korea, which has announced a successful test of a cruise missile. (Cruise Missile) Hypersonic on Sept. 28
and Russia, who recently test-fired a Zircon missile. hypersonic cruise missile from a nuclear-powered submarine on Oct. 4