January 16, 2014
China has for the first time tested a hypersonic missile vehicle designed to travel several times the speed of sound, according to the Pentagon.
The test makes China the second country after the United States to conduct experimental flights with hypersonic vehicles, a technology that could allow armies to rapidly strike distant targets anywhere around the world.
“We’re aware of the test of the hypersonic vehicle but we are not commenting on it,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool, a Pentagon spokesman.
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