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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

China tested a hypersonic weapon the US can’t defend against — Quartz

China has successfully tested a new hypersonic aircraft that would likely make a mockery of US missile defense systems in battle. The experimental “waverider” vehicle, China’s first, rides the shock waves generated during hypersonic flight. It could one day carry multiple nuclear warheads.


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Bang goes - if you'll pardon the expression - an aircraft carrier or two.

Never mind: the claim of useful anti-missile defence was always baloney. That Reagan managed to fool the USSR with it was a triumph of constructive fakery.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 7, 2018 11:59:56 AM