China’s China Central Television has briefly revealed the country’s new hypersonic aircraft under development. According to the report, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is currently working on a hypersonic vehicle, which is capable of traveling on the speeds of about 5-20 mach for about 5 hours.
Over the past year, US officials and experts have repeatedly voiced concerns that China and Russia are ahead of the US in development of various types of hypersonic weapons. These claims were used as a pretext to boost and expand the US existing hypersonic weapon programs.
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