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China Tests Hypersonic Nuclear Missile Carrier
Jul 06, 2015

China has recently flight-tested a hypersonic missile delivery vehicle in a move that was scientific in nature and not targeted at any country. After the test China’s defence ministry said that our planned scientific research tests conducted in our territory are normal. These tests are not targeted at any country and at any specific goals.

  • The Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) was detected flying at 10 times the speed of sound. 

  • The test made China the second country after the United States to have successfully tested a hypersonic delivery vehicle able to carry nuclear warheads at a speed above Mach 10 (12,359 kilometers) per hour.

Hypersonic Glide Vehicle is a crewless, experimental rocket glider capable of flying at approx. 20 thousand km/h. It is a technology to provide the capability to reach any target in the world within one hour.

Three decades of double-digit, annual increases in military spending have accelerated China's ambitious build-up and allowed Chinese Defence factories to boost the quality and performance of home-grown weapons and military hardware.


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