China Is The Leader In Developing And Deploying Hypersonic Missiles

Researchers at China's Xiamen University claimed to have launched and landed a hypersonic rocket Jia Geng No. 1 (pictured) during a landmark experiment this week over Gobi Desert

Reuters: China leads U.S. on potent super-fast missiles

ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) - China is leading the U.S. in a race to deploy hypersonic missiles that would defeat existing air defense systems, according to senior U.S. officials.

The combination of speed, maneuverability and altitude of these missiles makes them difficult to track and intercept. They travel at speeds of more than five times the speed of sound or about 6,200 kilometers (3,853 miles) per hour. Some will travel as fast as 25,000 kilometers per hour, according to U.S. and other Western weapons researchers. That’s about 25 times as fast as modern passenger jets.

Admiral Harry Harris, the former head of U.S. Pacific Command, told the House Armed Services Committee in February last year that hypersonic weapons were one of a range of advanced technologies where China was beginning to outpace the U.S. military, challenging its dominance in the Asia-Pacific region.

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More News On China's Hypersonic Missile Program

Chinese university successfully launches AND lands a HYPERSONIC rocket capable of travelling faster than five times the speed of sound -- Daily Mail
Chinese Hypersonic Vehicle Could Be Model for a Future Weapon System -- Popular Mechanics
Leaked pics of China’s ‘secret 11,509mph HYPERSONIC rocket’ capable of beating US missile defences -- The SUN
America's Hypersonic Danger—Missiles that Go 10 Times the Speed of Sound -- National Interest
The US plays a difficult game of catch up on hypersonic weapons -- Tim Greeff, The Hill

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