China denies report of hypersonic missile test, says tested space vehicle

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China tested a space vehicle in July, not a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile as reported by the Financial Times, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday, October 18. Quoting five people familiar with the matter, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, October 16, that China had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile that flew through space, circling… Continue reading China denies report of hypersonic missile test, says tested space vehicle

China surprises US with hypersonic missile test

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China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources. The report late on Saturday said the Chinese military launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, circling the globe before cruising towards its target,… Continue reading China surprises US with hypersonic missile test