New Chinese Weapons Test Leaves World Shocked

A test, carried out by communist China, went out on a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile late this past summer that went around the planet before finally taking aim at its target. This successful test has left everyone inside of Old Uncle Joe’s administration completely flabbergasted.

“Five people familiar with the test said the Chinese military launched a rocket that carried a hypersonic glide vehicle which flew through low-orbit space before cruising down towards its target,” reported Financial Times. “The missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, according to three people briefed on the intelligence. But two said the test showed that China had made astounding progress on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized.”

“We have no idea how they did this,” stated one of the special five to FT.

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“The US, Russia and China are all developing hypersonic weapons, including glide vehicles that are launched into space on a rocket but orbit the earth under their own momentum,” stated the report. “They fly at five times the speed of sound, slower than a ballistic missile. But they do not follow the fixed parabolic trajectory of a ballistic missile and are maneuverable, making them harder to track.”

John Ratcliffe, the Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI), put forth a warning earlier on in the year that Old Uncle Joe’s administration needed to get ready for a shock once they were finally officially brought up to speed on the overall advancements over the past years of the Chinese military.

Ratcliffe stated that “China has closed the gap” in quite a few areas which he stated that he could not officially speak about because “it poses a national security threat to acknowledge that, but there are places where China’s frankly doing a better job, and it’s further down the curve on some technology issues than we are, and that’s never been the case before.”

Recently, the Pentagon has been attempting to find a way to push down the cost of these hypersonic missiles, which are much more effective to their cruise missile cousins, but extremely more expensive.

As reported by Reuters this past July:

Russia said on Monday it had successfully tested a Tsirkon(Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world.

The defence ministry said in a statement that the missile had been fired from the Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located in the White Sea, and travelled at around seven times the speed of sound before hitting a ground target on the coastline of the Barents Sea more than 350 km (217 miles) away.

Back in 2019 was when China first revealed the development of its hypersonic weapons.

“We’re no longer in a period of overwhelming American dominance but rather one in which our armed forces are adapting to fight against near-peer competitors who are fielding increasingly sophisticated capabilities,” stated Randall G. Schriver, the assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs. “Instead of expecting to dominate an opponent, our armed forces are learning to expect to be contested throughout a fight while achieving the political objectives set for them.”

The Wall Street Journal put forth a report that made sure to highlight that the weapon that was unveiled had many defense experts rightfully concerned:

The Dongfeng-17, or DF-17, is thought to be China’s first operational missile mounted with a hypersonic glide vehicle — capable of flying at more than five times the speed of sound — and the first such weapon deployed anywhere in the world, defense experts said. Once launched, the missile is designed to release a hypersonic glide vehicle that can cruise at relatively low altitude and speeds above Mach 5, or about 3,400 miles an hour, changing direction if needed. That allows it to evade current missile defense systems.

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