China probó armas hipersónicas en dos ocasiones
October 21, 2021 - China realizó dos pruebas de armas hipersónicas en el verano de 2021, informó el diario Financial Times, aumentando temores en EUA de que Beijing esté ganando terreno en la carrera para desarrollar una nueva generación de armas.
Beijing launched a rocket that employed a “fractional orbital bombardment” system to propel a nuclear-capable “hypersonic glide vehicle” around the Earth for the first time on July 27, the London-based Financial Times reported on Thursday.
China conducted a second hypersonic test on August 13, the FT said.
The newspaper initially reported that the first test was done in August, instead of the end of July.
The latest report said that the missile test “stunned” American military and intelligence officials about the Chinese military advance.
It further said that U.S. scientists “were struggling to understand” the hypersonic weapon’s capability, “which the U.S. does not currently possess”.