China’s Orbiting Missile Exploits Weakness in U.S. Defenses

China’s Orbiting Missile Exploits Weakness in U.S. Defenses

China 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 China fired the projectile over the South China Sea while moving at five times the speed of sound, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the intelligence.

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