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Russia details use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

Russian forces have successfully fired three Kinzhal hypersonic missiles during the conflict in Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said. The missile “has been used by us on three occasions during the special military operation [in Ukraine]. And it showed its outstanding qualities on three occasions, qualities that no …

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China tests hypersonic missiles in Taiwan blockade drill – media

The large-scale military drills Beijing launched around Taiwan in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island involve the “use of advanced weapons,” including China’s state-of-the-art hypersonic DF-17 missiles, China’s Global Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. The ongoing exercises involve a “joint blockade, sea assault and land and …

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Putin reveals when Russian ships will get Zircon hypersonic missiles

Russia’s naval fleet will start receiving the newest Zircon hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles “in the coming months,” President Vladimir Putin has said. The Russian president praised the weapon on Sunday, saying that “no obstacles” can stop the missiles. “The Russian Armed Forces will start receiving them in the coming months,” …

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Pentagon to invest in deterrence against hypersonic weapons – Politico

The Pentagon is set to dramatically increase spending on stratospheric aerostats, which are now being touted as able to boost US capabilities against Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles, Politico reported on Tuesday. The project, called Covert Long-Dwell Stratospheric Architecture (COLD STAR), was originally designed to spot drug traffickers. The Pentagon …

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US hypersonic missile test fails – Bloomberg

A hypersonic missile test flight ended in a failure in Hawaii on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported citing the Pentagon. The Department of Defense offered few details of what happened, stating only that “an anomaly occurred following ignition of the test asset.” “While the Department was unable to collect data on the …

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Pentagon conducts hypersonic weapon test

The US military said it carried out a test for a hypersonic missile system, claiming the new weapon reached speeds greater than five times the speed of sound. It marked the first successful launch for the prototype following three fizzled tests. The Air Force announced the test on Monday, saying …

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China test-fires hypersonic anti-ship missile – reports (VIDEO)

The Chinese military has apparently test-fired their most advanced shipborne hypersonic missile – dubbed YJ-21 or ‘Eagle Strike-21’ – ahead of the Chinese Navy’s 73rd anniversary celebrations, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday. A short video clip that has surfaced on social media shows what …

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US, Japan address reports on hypersonic missile pact

The United States and Japan have rejected media reports that Tokyo would be invited to join a security pact with Australia and the UK to jointly develop hypersonic weapons, insisting there are no plans to include other nations. Asked about the report during a Wednesday press briefing, White House spokeswoman …

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Western military alliance to work on hypersonic weapons

Australia, UK and the US are going to expand their cooperation under the AUKUS trilateral pact to also include hypersonic technologies, the British government said in a statement on Tuesday. China was quick to condemn the announcement, with Beijing’s UN envoy Zhang Jun warning that it could “lead the other …

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US secretly tested hypersonic missile – media

The US has tested a hypersonic missile designed by Lockheed Martin for the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program, a defense official cited by CNN on Monday has claimed. The Biden administration supposedly kept the trial secret not to antagonize Russia further. According to the CNN source, the scramjet missile …

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