STAR WARS: China beats US to testing 9,127mph HYPERSONIC missile carrier

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It is so Amazing

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#1 Jan 15, 2014
THE United States has been beaten in a hypersonic arms race after China successfully tested a 'spaceship' that can carry weapons across the world 10 times faster than the speed of sound.

BBC
By Tom Rawle/Published 14th January 2014

The unmanned aircraft can therefore leave the Chinese capital Beijing and be hanging over Washington D.C in less than 45 minutes - raising worries in the White House.

With an advanced radar system that can target locations from the edge of space, this ultra-fast vehicle can manouvre itself anywhere around the globe.

The futuristic carrier, which can fly almost 20 times as fast as a jumbo jet, can hold ballistic missiles with hypersonic cruise missiles and smaller surveillance drones expected to be on board.

This latest design in foreign weapon intelligence comes as China refuses to take up arms talks with its economic rivals.

A Pentagon official confirmed a WU-14 hypersonic glide vehicle broke record speeds over China on January 9 but refused to give details.

Former US Air Force officer Mark Stokes believes the vehicles are likely to be used in a space race defence.

He told US newspaper Washington Free Beacon: "A boost glide missile theoretically would be intended to counter existing mid-course missile defenses."

Stokes believes that hypersonic glide vehicles (HGV) could reach Mach 12 speeds of up to 9,127 miles per hour which could break through any US missile defence.

Rick Fisher, an analyst at the International Assessment and Strategy Center said:“The beauty of the HGV is that it can perform hypersonic precision strikes while maintaining a relatively low altitude and flat trajectory, making it far less vulnerable to missile defenses."

Fisher added:“They [the Chinese government] are actively seeking global military power to challenge the United States, and it is not yet in any mood to talk, or engage in arms control, about it,”

Tensions have increased in the past two years with China, the US and Russia striving for more bigger, better defence technology.

The US discovered last year that China were building the hypersonic weapons, which according to the Chinese "pose a threat".

But the Western superpower have been creating missile aircrafts of their own of similar speeds.

Developers in the US are in the process of perfecting the Lockheed HTV-2, that can also travel at speeds of up to Mach 20, or 13,000 miles per hour.

Russia have also taken to creating new potentially dangerous equipment.

Defence experts in Moscow are working on the latest model of the RS-26 Rubezh.

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said in June last year:“Neither current nor future American missile defense systems will be able to prevent that missile from hitting a target dead on.

"We are experiencing a revolution in military science."
It is so Amazing

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#2 Jan 15, 2014
That is why I kept saying USA should work together wit China.

USA and China does not have any territorial dispute but why is USA so intend on encirclement and containment of China.

Reason: USA still wanted the WORLD NO. 1 and only SUPERPOWER status but thanks to GW Bush and all the silly President that came along, USA simply have NO FUNDS for any projects she wanted.

China has send LUNAR MODULE and it landed on the moon and all Americans can says is "We did it 40 years ago" but it just that we went into hibernation after that and we are left behind by others.
It is so Amazing

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#3 Jan 15, 2014
And I wondered who did the non creative and innovative Chinese copied from this time?
lct

Beijing, China

#4 Jan 16, 2014
Lockheed had tested HTV-2 twice in 2011 and 2012. both FAILED.
there is enough people keep saying Chinese copied from Americans.
How you can copy a failed test?
given the fact nsa keep spying world, who copy whom?:)
more to come, because there are people like miro is stupid enough.:)
lct

Beijing, China

#5 Jan 16, 2014
It is so Amazing wrote:
THE United States has been beaten in a hypersonic arms race after China successfully tested a 'spaceship' that can carry weapons across the world 10 times faster than the speed of sound.
keyword: successfully.

we won't let them successful copy us, we won't let them have the money.:)
It is so Amazing

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#6 Jan 18, 2014
These are stressful time for the Pentagon and strategic planners in USA as it is quite obvious China is beginning to run at par or overtake USA in many strategic technologies.

Soon it will be a case of USA trying to copy from China.
AAA

London, UK

#7 Jan 18, 2014
It is so Amazing wrote:
These are stressful time for the Pentagon and strategic planners in USA as it is quite obvious China is beginning to run at par or overtake USA in many strategic technologies.
Soon it will be a case of USA trying to copy from China.
Actually west copying from east was not new. Back to as late as 19th century, west was still copying skills and technology from China. Centuries before than, it was the likes of Persian, Chinese and even India who were more advance. Alexander the great didn't quite knew what was civilization until he conquered Persian and invaded North India, of course history was written by victor so the west tends to portrait Persian as barbarian and uncivilized. But how can a barbarian build beautiful cities like Babylon and Persepolis, and was way more advance in Mathematics and Science ?
If you go to many state palaces in Europe, you will see furniture, textile and china made by European but design and technology copied from China. In those days, import from the east are seen as luxury items only affordable for the rich and well travel It was until the industrial revolution when the West turned the table and used the knowledge to improve quality and mass produce. What I see now is that the reverse is happening again. It kind of happened already for the likes of Taiwan, Korea and Japan in the last 2 decades, but because of reasons like small home market, they never tend to dominate. I think if China continue on its current path, and with stability and moving up the value chain, it has every possibility of becoming the dominant player in technology.

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