The Financial Times reports that China has tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile. According to this media, the launch took place in August and the device circled the Earth before descending to its target. A sign of China’s growing military might.
According to the media, the test surprised U.S. intelligence services. The missile missed its target by 20 kilometers, but this has given the secret services to understand that China is much more advanced than initially believed.
One of the ‘Financial Times’ sources has expressed that they do not know how they have done it. For its part, the spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in the United States has assured that the country does not have a “global military strategy like the United States” and “is not at all interested in launching an arms race with other countries”.
Two of the people familiar with this test have warned that this new weapon could pose a problem to the U.S. Army because they are focused on the North Pole and this rocket could fly over the South Pole.
On the other hand, the U.S. and Russia have been working on hypersonic missiles that fly five times the speed of sound and are more difficult to track. China has not signed any arms control treaties and has refused to hold talks with the United States on its nuclear policy and arsenal.