A new arms race is underway between the US, China and Russia, aimed at developing hypersonic aircraft and missiles. Hypersonic vehicles are able to reach five times the speed of sound, or Mach 5, which is around 3,800mph.
China’s defense ministry on Friday confirmed a fourth test of a new hypersonic strike vehicle was carried out last week. “The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory [are] normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country […]
This week, China has successfully carried out a fourth test of the WU-14 hypersonic glider vehicle (HGV) that conducted “extreme maneuvers” designed to overcome U.S. missile defense systems, Bill Gertz over at The Washington Free Beacon reports. According to Gertz, […]
The Chaoxun-1 (CX-1) is a supersonic anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) built by a subsidiary of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), a major Chinese space and defense company. According to CASC, the CX-1 is a two-stage ASCM with […]
Lockheed Martin has just been instructed by the U.S. Army on Wednesday to upgrade its Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS, to enable it to deal with hypersonic threats. The contract, worth $78 million, specifically orders the development of advanced missiles […]
China has tested a hypersonic strike vehicle, signaling that Beijing is working on a new ultra- high speed weapon system that can breach the existing missile shield of the United States.
China conducted the third flight test of a new hypersonic missile this week as part of its strategic nuclear program and efforts to develop delivery vehicles capable of defeating U.S. countermeasures, defense officials said. The flight test of the developmental […]
A senior official at a Russian defense company said the country will build its first hypersonic missile before 2020. Russia will build its first hypersonic missile by 2020, according to local state media. On Thursday Sputnik News Agency, RIA Novosti’s […]
As China continues its rise to superpower stature, Beijing is trying to rapidly increase its firepower. China’s attempts to seriously upgrade its military — with next-generation fighter jets, ballistic missiles, and advanced naval vessels — is partly aimed at keeping […]
Congressional report warns the danger of U.S.-China conflict is rising China’s decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing’s favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a […]