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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 8:51 p.m. PST

….Hypersonic Weapon.

"The video could be the first visual evidence that China is actively testing an air-launched hypersonic weapon. Video has emerged out of China showing what appears to be an H-6N missile carrier aircraft with a massive weapon slung underneath it. The unique wedge-shaped profile of the missile's forward section points to the possibility that the missile is a hypersonic weapon system. In particular, the form factor looks similar to the one found on China's ground-launched DF-17 hypersonic weapon, which uses a ballistic missile to boost an unpowered DF-ZF hypersonic boost-glide vehicle to a velocity well over Mach 5 before the vehicle continues on maneuvering path through the atmosphere to its target. You can read our previous post on the DF-17 here.

China's work on air-launched adaptations of their ground-launched ballistic missiles is not necessarily new. An air-launched DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile is thought to have been in development for some time. The pursuit of an air-launched hypersonic boost-glide vehicle weapon by China should be expected, as well, but this could be the first time we are actually seeing it…"

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

Ah, I see now we need anti-hypersonic missile missiles.

The arms race escalates another notch.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 3:14 p.m. PST

(smile)

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