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IPFS News Link • China

China successfully tests Mach 6 hypersonic boost and glide weapon

•, by brian wang

The Xingkong-2, or Starry Sky-2, was launched in a target range in Northwest China on Friday, the academy said on its WeChat account.

Launched in a rocket, the waverider was released in the air after about 10 minutes. The flight vehicle reached 30 kilometers in altitude and a speed of Mach 5.5-6 (6 times the speed of sound).

It flew independently, made large-angle turning maneuvers, and landed in the targeted area as planned.