A hypersonic weapon test carried out by China in July featured a missile fired at five times the speed of sound - a technological feat which no other country has demonstrated, according to US intelligence. [COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]The hypersonic glide vehicle - a spacecraft with the ability to carry a nuclear warhead - fired a missile mid-flight over the South China Sea, catching Pentagon scientists unawares.
[ATTACH=full]399609[/ATTACH] [SIZE=5][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Experts at Darpa - the Pentagon’s advanced research agency - are apparently still baffled at how [/SIZE][SIZE=6][COLOR=rgb(0, 0, 0)]China was able to defy the constraints of physics to fire a weapon from the vehicle traveling at hypersonic speed,[/SIZE][SIZE=5][COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)] the Financial Times reports.[/SIZE]
[COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)][SIZE=5]Analysts are also attempting to piece together the purpose of the missile, which was fired with no obvious target before landing into the sea. [/SIZE]
[ATTACH=full]399608[/ATTACH] Both Russia and the US have explored hypersonic weapons in recent years, but experts say China’s firing of countermeasures is proof that Beijing’s technology is more advanced than either the Kremlin or the Pentagon.
Look ,there’s something people dont understand .For much of the last 5,000 years ,China has been the biggest economy and the most advanced technologically .The only regressed due to the isolationist policies of the Qing dynasty and missed out on industrial revolution . Their retarded adoption of communism and events like the great leap forward and the cultural revolution didnt help too .
The Anglos being the dominant race is an anomaly rather than the norm and what we are seeing is the return of the world’s default setting with China being the apex nation .
How convenient that these missiles have never demonstrated reentry or strike trajectories, kazi ni kupost vile inazunguka dunia, no news about whether the missile will be intact once it reenters the atmosphere