According to a new report, China has developed a missile that was previously thought to be impossible

According to a new report, China has developed a missile that was previously thought to be impossible

New reports claim China has tested a weapon previously deemed unthinkable.

At least five times faster than the speed of sound, the country fired a missile from a spacecraft, according to the report. The United States is baffled by how China was able to carry out the test, it claimed.

It was announced earlier this month that the test had taken place in July; however, it wasn't until the Financial Times published an article that the nature of the breakthrough was revealed. China's ability to produce and use the technology is being studied by experts, as well as what the missile was designed to accomplish, according to a newspaper report.

A "hypersonic glide vehicle," or HGV, was propelled into space on a rocket before returning to Earth and flying at more than five times the speed of sound in a test conducted by China. They can be used as weapons in and of themselves, but China is also thought to be utilising HGVs to transport other missiles.

New information indicates that the HGV was then equipped to fire an additional missile, which disintegrated over the South China Sea as it flew upwards. There is a good chance that it crashed into the ocean rather than being fired at a target, according to the Financial Times.
That complicates the task of determining what the missile was designed to do. A hypersonic weapon, if ever deployed in combat, might be utilised to destroy any missile defence systems that stand in its way.

Even though both Russia and the United States are working on similar technology, a successful test of this kind would indicate that China is far ahead of any one.

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