Skip to comments.“Astounding Progress” – China Tested Hypersonic Weapon That Flew Around The World
Posted on 10/17/2021 5:56:00 PM PDT by blam
In Joe Biden’s America, a U.S. Army Major General took to Twitter to complain about the Army’s policy on French manicures. At the same time, reports surface the Chinese are busy launching a hypersonic weapon that flies around the world.
Major General Jo Clyborne’s first-world problems are no place for Twitter as the U.S. continues to lose the hypersonic race against China.
Chinese military vs US military pic.twitter.com/Hodac2OKBU
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 16, 2021
The world learned on Saturday evening that China had made “astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than U.S. officials realized,” sources told F.T.
In August, the Chinese military launched a rocket that catapulted a hypersonic glide vehicle into low-Earth-orbit. It flew around the world before missing its target by only two dozen miles, three sources said.
The latest test raises an abundance of questions about China’s rapid military modernization, which is beating the U.S. in the hypersonic weapons race.
“We have no idea how they did this,” a fourth source said, referring to China’s ability to fly a hypersonic glide vehicle across the world.
Two sources said that China could, in theory, fly the weapon over the South Pole, a region that U.S. missile defense systems lack coverage.
John Kirby, the press secretary for the Department of Defense, said the Pentagon views China as a great challenger as both countries race towards developing and fielding hypersonic weapons that fly multiple times faster than sound.
“We have made clear our concerns about the military capabilities China continues to pursue, capabilities that only increase tensions in the region and beyond,” Kirby said.
But a spokesman for China, Liu Pengyu, said Beijing has no interest in global domination.
“We are not at all interested in having an arms race with other countries,” Liu said.
“In contrast, the U.S. has in recent years been fabricating excuses like ‘the China threat’ to justify its arms expansion and development of hypersonic weapons. This has directly intensified the arms race in this category and severely undermined global strategic stability.”
As hypersonic weapons are heralded as the next game-changing weapon for militaries worldwide, China’s latest test suggests the U.S. is losing the hypersonic race, which may explain why Pentagon Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin previously said that developing hypersonic capabilities was “the highest technical priority,” according to Defense News.
Low earth obit is Mach 25, in a vacuum no aerodynamic resistance.
It only counts in air.
What they have is a fast re-entry vehicle...
I remember when China couldn’t get a rocket off the ground. That was until Bill Clinton cleared the way.
Whatever, they have a weaponized space station plan, no doubt, they can drop a nuke down our chimney anytime they want.
High ground rules
Woke US Military vs Winners - bump for later....
I haven’t seen mention of how long it took to circle the globe.
The Biden Admin will show them they’ve started the New Green Deal and about to flush billions in one flush
This must be fake news. General Milley assured us that he and his ‘equal’ in China constantly communicated with each other to reassure each other.
Wait..Milley didn’t get a phone call? No email? Telegram? tiktok? Nothing at all?
I seem to recall the USAF accomplishing this by accident about 1957. Yeah, I’m that old. It was some sort of air-launched missile.
Today it would be an ideal EMP delivery weapon.
I won’t believe the US hasn’t got the capability already, and isn’t broadcasting the fact.
What is different about this rocket from any other? It would seem to me they are all hypersonic and any rocket that can carry a weather satellite can carry a nuke. I like fear porn as much as the next guy but it has to at least be real fear.
A special kind of stupid.
Yep. The Clintons sold us down the river for bargain basement prices.
Indeed, the same could be said of the rest of the treasonous folks in the DNC who’ve steadily sold us out for what was probably a pittance.
That Fauci would illegally fund bioweapon research in Communist China is just proof of who the Deep State doesn’t consider the enemy to be and suggest who they really do consider to be the enemy (Americans).
re: “Today it would be an ideal EMP delivery weapon.”
“EMP”, overblown on the order of Covid-19 as it stands ...
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All were taken out of service by 1988 and Congress did not approve a replacement. The X-37 is the closest we have and that was a NASA program to start.
We do NOT have that capability other than by strapping weapons to the X-37, and we’ve made.... two.
The major difference is broad crossrange maneuverability. A ballistic missile warhead is really just that, ballistic. You can generally tell where it’s going from the moment it comes over your radar horizon - it’s like throwing a tennis ball, its ability to change course is relatively limited after warhead separation. A hypersonic glide vehicle is more like a space shuttle in terms of ability to maneuver on the way down, if not better. It can also have a very nasty terminal low altitude final delivery profile - running Mach 3+ on the deck.
Not my field of expertise .
But is this a way they can take out our carriers?
The “thousand talents program” has been a huge success.
“The “thousand talents program” has been a huge success”
Well, our thousand talents program has been a big success also…we have the best LGBTQ studies anywhere.
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