FirstFT: Physical Constraints of China’s Missile Test
China’s July hypersonic weapon test included a technological advancement that allowed it to launch missile When it approaches the target at a speed of at least 5 times the speed of sound-no country has demonstrated this ability before.
According to people familiar with the matter, the Pentagon scientists were caught off guard by this development, which allowed the hypersonic glide vehicle, a mobile spacecraft that can carry a nuclear warhead, to launch a single missile over the South China Sea.
People familiar with the matter said that experts at Darpa, the Pentagon’s advanced research institute, are still unsure how China can overcome physical limitations by launching countermeasures from vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds.
Military experts have been studying data related to testing to understand how China has mastered this technology. They are still discussing the purpose of the projectile, which was launched by a hypersonic vehicle without an obvious target, and then fell into the water.
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World Trade Organization Conference The WTO General Council will meet in Geneva, Switzerland.
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