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North Korea says it tested hypersonic missile with ‘superior manoeuvrability’

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the successful test of a hypersonic missile, state media reported on Wednesday, the second such launch by the nuclear-armed nation in less than a week. Tuesday’s lau...

North Korean hypersonic missile hit target in test firing, says state media

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North Korea test fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday, as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks...

China’s hypersonic missile test ‘close to Sputnik moment’, says US general

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China recently conducted a “very concerning” test of a hypersonic weapon system as part of its aggressive advance in space and military technologies, America’s top military officer has confirmed. Gen Mark Milley, chai...

China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

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A new focus on hypersonic glider weapons, after a reportedly successful Chinese test, is helping drive an arms race that is eclipsing hopes of a return to disarmament by the world’s major powers. The Chinese test on 2...

Russia detains head of hypersonic research facility in treason case

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Russian security agents detained on suspicion of treason the 73-year-old head of a research facility that specialises in hypersonic technology, the state news agency Tass said on Thursday. The suspect, Alexander Kuran...