Air-to-air missiles and bombs used on a Chinese-made Chengdu J-10 fighter jet on display at the People’s Liberation Army Aviation Museum in Beijing(Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Air-to-air missiles and bombs used on a Chinese-made Chengdu J-10 fighter jet on display at the People’s Liberation Army Aviation Museum in Beijing
(Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

China Tests ‘Game-Changer’ Hypersonic Missile

January 22, 2014  •  From theTrumpet.com
America is no longer the only power potentially capable of piercing missile defense shields with nuclear-armed rockets.
 

For a missile to be considered hypersonic, it must travel between Mach 5 and Mach 10, which is 3,840 to 7,680 miles per hour. To understand how insanely fast that is, compare it to modern cruise missiles, which travel about 600 miles per hour.

Reports have long shown that Russia, India and China have been trying to develop hypersonic missile capability, but for years, the United States was the only power that had successfully tested the technology.

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