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China tests a future hypersonic 'hydra'

13th August 2018 - 15:09 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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Like the mythological hydra, the American ‘Hercules’ appears incapable of dealing with this existential threat.

Beijing’s successful test launch of a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), dubbed the Xing Kong-2 (Starry Sky-2), on 3 August placed China a little closer to checkmating any attempt by Washington to pull the ...

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