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  • A Case Study Of The PRC's Hypersonic Systems Development

         Great Power Competition necessitates understanding with whom one is competing. It also requires understanding the breadth and depth that competition and how your competitor is progressing. Hypersonic systems are an emerging area of military technology with potentially transformative effects.

  • China's hypersonic military projects include spaceplanes and rail guns

      Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/chinas-hypersonic-work-speeds-upThe nation is focusing its research and development on tech that moves faster than the speed of sound.TENGYUNThe Tengyun spaceplane, first flight scheduled around 2020, will benefit from Chinese research into

  • China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

     Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-hypersonic-double-wing-aircraft-i-planeThe double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.I PLANEThe hypersonic I Plane's biplane configuration is unique even for hypersonic craft.China Science PressA

  • China shot down another missile in space

     Full report and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/china-space-missile-testLike a hypersonic bullet hitting another hypersonic bullet.A HIT!On February 5, during the Chinese midcourse ABM test, the interceptor hit the target missile in space. Pictured here: the exhaust plumes from the DN-3 rocket

  • American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030

      Full article and graphics: https://www.popsci.com/hypersonic-arms-race-china-united-statesHow China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms raceTHE FUTURE?TRCC engines mean China could fly Mach 6 airplanes—like the one shown in this fan art—that could fly anywhere in the world in