US Official Reveals China Has ‘World’s Leading Hypersonic Arsenal’


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China is winning the hypersonic weapons race and is moving full speed ahead with plans to expand the reach of these hard-to-target weapons, an intelligence analyst says. "China's missile programs are comparable to top-tier producers internationally, and China now has the world's leading hypersonic arsenal," said Jeffrey McCormick, senior analyst with the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, in a statement prepared for the House Armed Services Committee. Hypersonic missiles travel at speeds of Mach 5 or faster, using advanced propulsion systems to maintain velocity while gliding through the upper atmosphere. In addition to their speed, these missiles are mounted...