US Concerned About Chinese Ultrasonic Missile Test – “It Has All Our Attention”

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The highest-ranking U.S. military official, General Mark Millie, publicly confirmed on Wednesday that China proceeded in August to test one ultrasonic rocket, while acknowledging that USA were surprised by the fact.

“What we watched was (…) one Very important a test of a supersonic armament system, “said the chief of staff of the US Armed Forces in an interview with Bloomberg. «He has all our attention“, He added.

Milli likened this test to the launch in October 1957 of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, from the then USSR, which caught hexapine the USA and marked the beginning of the race for the conquest of space, as broadcast by ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ.

“I do not know if it is exactly like Sputnik, but I think it is very close“, write down.

The general is the first American official to publicly confirm them information from the Financial Times, who wrote in mid-October that China launched a rocket with nuclear capabilities, who orbited the Earth in low orbit before heading towards his target. He said, however, that the rocket eventually missed its target, as it fell more than 30 kilometers away.

China is talking about a spacecraft test

Beijing has denied the allegations, saying it was “routine testing»Of a spacecraft.

China had already introduced a supersonic rocket, the DF-17, which is of medium range (around 2,000 kilometers) and can carry nuclear warheads.

The rocket to which the newspaper report refers is different, can reach space, orbit and then return to the atmosphere to hit its target. Its range is therefore much larger.

The US, for its part, not They still have supersonic missiles in their arsenal but are trying to acquire them.

Darpa, the US military science team, recently announced that it had successfully tested the supersonic missile HAWC (Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept), aerobic promotion.

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