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China hypersonic missile test not targeted at any country: DM

01-16-2014 00:48 BJT

China's defense ministry reiterated that its hypersonic missile test was aimed at scientific research and not targeted at any country.

In a faxed response to the press, the ministry said that the test was conducted over Chinese territory.

Earlier, a US website reported that the hypersonic missile was detected last week flying at 10 times the speed of sound, or 12,000 kilometers an hour. A spokesman for the US Defense Department told the newspaper it was aware of the test.

The website Free Beacon said the test made China the second country after the United States to have successfully tested a hypersonic delivery vehicle, which is able to carry nuclear warheads at a speed above Mach 10.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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