The Drive: China Made a Breakthrough in Hypersonic Technology edition of The Drive.
The publication claims that during the test, some product was disconnected from the Chinese hypersonic aircraft, probably a guided missile, the goals and objectives of which for the United States remain unclear.
” The separation in the atmosphere of the payload at hypersonic speed with the aid of a gliding apparatus may well indicate a significant technological breakthrough, “the newspaper writes.
A similar test, citing its own sources, was reported by the Financial Times in November. p>
In the same month, General John Hayten, Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, spoke about the tests of a hypersonic missile in China.
In October e General Hayten said that China is ahead of Russia in the development of hypersonic weapons.