The tests of hypersonic weapons, which China conducted at the end of July 2021, suggests that Beijing has made a breakthrough in this direction. This is reported by the American edition of The Drive .
The publication states that during the tests, a certain object separated from the Chinese hypersonic aircraft.
It is assumed that we are talking about some kind of guided missile, but its goals and objectives remain unclear for the United States. However, it is emphasized that the separation in the atmosphere of the payload at hypersonic speed with the help of a gliding apparatus suggests that the Chinese could achieve a colossal technological breakthrough.
The Financial Times reported in November that China had tested a new hypersonic weapon . At the same time, it was noted that Beijing’s achievements in this area took Pentagon specialists by surprise.
The material said that the released device developed a speed of at least five times the speed of sound, while another launch was made during the flight. Previously, no other country has been able to achieve this.
In turn, the deputy head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General John Hayten, admitted in October that the Chinese have made significant progress in the development of hypersonic weapons.