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Nuclear-armed hypersonic glider test fails: China.

China’s second test of nuclear-armed hypersonic glider fails SCMP, Minnie Chan

minnie.chan@scmp.com The People’s Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems………

Media reports in the US in June said Washington was funding the further development of a hypersonic missile programme amid concerns over China’s research.

A US-based news website, the Washington Free Beacon, reported on this month’s test on Tuesday, quoting unnamed American government officials.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails

August 22, 2014 - Posted by | China, weapons and war

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