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Chinese hypersonic weapon fired missile over South China Sea

Some military experts believe an air-to-air missile was fired

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China | Chinese navy | ballistic missiles

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China hypersonic waverider aircraft
Representational image (Photo: Twitter @chinaorgcn)

fired a missile from a hypersonic weapon as it approached a target during a test in July, the Financial Times reported, adding the Pentagon was surprised because no nation was known to have the capability.

A hypersonic glide vehicle launched by fired the projectile over the South Sea while moving at five times the speed of sound, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the intelligence.

Some military experts believe an air-to-air missile was fired, the newspaper said.

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First Published: Tue, November 23 2021. 01:25 IST
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