CHINA: ‘ Confirms test of new hypersonic strike vehicle ‘Wu-14 ‘

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#AceNewsReport – CHINA:June.15: The Chinese Defence Ministry confirmed the fourth test of a hypersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, which the US called an “extreme manoeuvre,” amid rising tensions between the two powers in the South China Sea.

Published time: June 14, 2015 15:01 Get short URL
Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (AFP Photo / DARPA)

Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (AFP Photo / DARPA)

The test of the hypersonic glide vehicle, which the US has dubbed the “WU-14”, was carried out on June 7 and is the missile’s fourth test in 18 months.

“The scheduled scientific research and experiments in our territory is normal, and those tests are not targeted at any country and specific goals,” the ministry said in response to a report published on Thursday by the Free Beacon.

The strategic strike weapon is extremely advanced and can travel at 10 times the speed of sound, or 12,231.01kph.

US missile defences can only counter ballistic missiles and…

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