A missile defense expert told Insider that the media report and China's claims about what happened are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
China had made "astounding progress" on hypersonic weapons far more advanced than US officials realized, sources told The Financial Times.
Experts said that while North Korea has offered a clearer view of its new missile, it's hard to know what it can actually do.
A Navy spokesperson said the service is halting the project this year to free up funding for other priorities, like hypersonic weapons and lasers.
Australia is looking for "a combination of integration with the US and greater self-reliance," one expert told Insider.
The Zumwalt-class destroyers will be the US Navy's first warfighting vessels to be armed with hypersonic missiles.
The Navy's top admiral said the service expected to start fielding this capability on the Zumwalt-class destroyers in four years.
The US is locked in a global arms race with China and Russia to build the most advanced hypersonic missile, which is virtually unstoppable.
Russia is planning to test-fire a salvo of new Zircon (Tsirkon) hypersonic cruise missiles from a warship before the end of the year, Russian state-run RIA Novosti reported Monday. Russia conducted the first test-fire of a Zircon missile aboard a warship in October. That test was followed by two more […]
President Donald Trump’s national security advisor said Wednesday that the US Navy is going to eventually put hypersonic missiles on all of its destroyers, Defence News reported. While newer destroyers have larger launch cells that could potentially support a large diameter missile carrying a hypersonic glide body, older destroyers would […]
Amid recent attacks on his Democratic opponent for verbal gaffes, President Donald Trump has repeatedly messed up the name of a type of weapon the US is developing. At three separate political events in just four days, Trump referred to “hypersonic” weapons as “hydrosonic” missiles, confusing a missile with a […]
An amateur video of what appears to be a Chinese H-6N bomber carrying a previously-unseen mystery missile emerged over the weekend. The H-6N is among the most advanced Chinese bombers in the H-6 family and is, according to the Pentagon, “optimised for long-range strikes.” A missile analyst told Insider that […]
Russia on Wednesday released video footage for the first time of a warship test-firing its new hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile. On Tuesday, the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov test-fired the Tsirkon hypersonic missile, a weapon Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced almost two years ago. […]
A senior Pentagon official told CNN on Thursday what the “super duper missile” that President Donald Trump first brought up in the Oval Office in May actually is. The official said Trump was referring to a hypersonic glide body test that the Pentagon conducted in March. Trump claimed the new […]
Russia’s deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is apparently suffering from unspecified “childhood diseases,” the Russian Navy’s top admiral revealed. Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov told RIA Novosti that the weapon is likely still years away from entering service. In February of last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted […]
China’s Communist Party celebrated its seventh decade in power on October 1. It held a massive military parade in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, featuring 15,000 military personnel, as well as a number of new weapons technologies. On display were a new long-range bomber and hypersonic missiles, an area in which China’s […]
Russia said its Su-57 stealth fighter jet will be armed with hypersonic missiles similar to the Kinzhal hypersonic missile. Moscow said the new Kh-47M2, or Kinzhal, hypersonic missile can hit speeds of up to Mach 10 and has a range of 1,200 miles. But the missile will have to be […]